Category: International relations

Sisu Gala Night Singapore: Grand Finale of Finland 100 years celebrations

Blue and white were the colours of the evening, when close to 350 guests from the Finnish community in Singapore gathered at the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Finland’s independence. The evening was organized by the members of the Finnish Association in Singapore, who oversaw that every…

Chinese actor lived in Helsinki Airport for 30 days

The Chinese actor and TV-personality Ryan Zhu lived in Helsinki Airport for 30 days as an experiment to find out if the airport really is as good as it claims to be. Just like Tom Hanks’ character in “The Terminal,” Chinese actor Ryan Zhu lived in an airport for a month. Helsinki was the airport.…

Finland 100 Years independence in Kuala Lumpur

In Kuala Lumpur the Finland 100 Years reception was held at JW Marriott hotel on 6 December, with nearly 400 guests joining the Embassy of Finland in Malaysia to celebrate the special occasion. Dato’ P. Kamalanathan, Deputy Minister of Education were among those in attendance, bringing greetings from the Malaysian government. The international choir Cantus…

Commander First Class of the Lion of Finland to Singaporean Ambassador

As part of the Republic of Finland’s 100th Anniversary celebrations as an independent nation on 6 December 2017, the President of Finland, HE Sauli Niinistö took the opportunity to honour the most distinguished foreign diplomats for the work they have done to strengthen the Friendship between Finland and their own countries. Singaporean diplomat, Ambassador Jayalekshmi…

Scandinavian speakers on CSR at Singapore EU Delegation seminar

Every year the EU Delegation organizes a seminar to highlight the international Human Rights Day that takes place on December 10, under the auspices of the United Nations.   Building on past practice, the European Union Delegation to Singapore is organising an annual seminar to mark and raise awareness of Human Rights Day. In 2017…

Rasmus Kristensen: Back in Asia – as Denmark’s Ambassador to Indonesia

Rasmus A. Kristensen arrived in Jakarta in September 2017 appointed as the new Danish Ambassador to Indonesia replacing Casper Klynge (who prematurely left in the summer to become Denmark’s first ever Tech Ambassador). While Ambassador Kristensen has worked many years for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) in Denmark this is his first posting as…

China-EU School of Law and Finland to deepen student exchange

The Speaker of the Finnish Parliament, Maria Lohela, and the China University of Political Science and Law’s (CUPL) President Huang Jin hope to deepen Finnish-Chinese student exchange between high-level universities in Finland and CUPL. They discussed ways to increase university cooperation as well as the possibilities of traineeships at the Parliament in Helsinki at Lohela’s…

Sarawak delegation visited Finland

Chief Minister of Sarawak (Malaysian Borneo state) Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg visited Finland 24-26 September 2017 as part of a two-week study visit in Europe. The focus areas of the visit included forestry and digital economy. In Finland the delegation visited among others, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Hyytiäla Forest Station, the…

Vietnam Danish Energy Partnership Programme

Vietnam and Denmark has agree on new Danish Energy Partnership Programme 2017-2020 (DEPP) starting a new phase for energy cooperation. The programme was approved by Ministry of Trade and Industry (MOIT) and Mr. Thomas Egebo, Danish Vice Minister of Energy, Utilities and Climate, during his visit in Vietnam (in September). The partners also discussed Vietnams…