Category: International relations

Scandinavian embassies critical to Myanmar’s arrest of journalists

“We believe they have done nothing wrong and that the charges against them should be dropped immediately.” That’s the official statement from the Swedish Embassy in Myanmar marking the 100th day of the arrest of two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo who closely documented the regime’s massacre on 10 Rohingyan men. Shortly after…

Nordic Day Hanoi seminar

On the occasion the Nordic Day Celebration on 23 March the Nordic Embassies in Hanoi (Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden) together with the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics organised a seminar on ‘The Socio-Economic Nordic Model – Achievements and Experiences‘, writes the Embassy of Sweden, Hanoi. Renowned speakers from the Nordic region together…

Nordic Day held in Jakarta

On Nordic Day 23 March the respective Nordic embassies in Indonesia arranged a joint event. Collaboration between countries is key to achieve prosperous societies. The Nordic countries have collaborated for a long time and since 1971 they have a Nordic Ministers Council where we work together on mutually beneficial cross border issues, promoting cultural exchanges,…

Return of the Vikings – Nordic Leadership has never been more relevant

“Hygge”, “fika” and the happiest people. The Nordic countries are trending internationally and taking the lead in many different categories. So, what is it that make these Viking heirs succeed in business and – apparently – life itself? And is it more than just a passing trend? Chris Shern, Managing Director, IME (International Management Education),…

Great results within trade between Denmark and Thailand

Press Release: Outstanding results within trade between Denmark and Thailand! For the first time ever, the value of exported goods from Denmark to Thailand exceeds 2 BILLION DKK. To be exact, the value reached an impressive 2.5 billion DKK in 2017 which corresponds to a growth of 36.6 % from 2016. These results show the…

Finnish National Agency for Education in Hong Kong

Director General of the Finnish National Agency for Education, Mr Olli-Pekka Heinonen, has visited Shanghai and Hong Kong. In China there is an ever-growing interest towards the “Finnish education miracle”, further fueled by the recent high-level visits between the two countries. This visit by Mr. Heinonen – who was traveling together with a business delegation of…

Alibaba seeks links with seafood in Norway

One of the key goals for the Norwegian Deputy Minister of Fisheries, Roy Angelvik, is to establish the free trade agreement between Norway and China. And this may happen at a very convenient moment, because, according to Undercurrent News Chinas largest ecommerce company, Alibaba, is looking make links with the seafood industry – something that…

Danish diploma and award to Singaporean

At a reception hosted by the Danish Ambassador to Singapore on 8 March, Leonard Ng Keok Poh was recognized for his outstanding efforts in promoting Danish products and services abroad. The award ceremony took place in the shadow of the recent passing of His Royal Highness Prince Henrik, who was commemorated with one minute of…

Nordic Bangkok seminar: EU-Thailand Trade Relations

A successful Nordic Seminar on the EU – Thailand relationship and its new diplomatic openings was held at the Westin Grande Sukhumvit, Bangkok, as a Luncheon on the 7 March 2018. 40+ representatives from the Nordic business society and trade organisations were present and ready with questions to the EU Mission here in Bangkok, reports…

Vietnam, Sweden to collaborate on water preservation

Sweden is ready to collaborate with Vietnam on preserving the natural water resources and climate change resistance, according to Viet Nam News. The statement was presented by the Swedish Ambassador for Climate Change, Lars Ronnas, at a press conference hosted by the Swedish Embassy in Hanoi on Tuesday. The press conference was held on the occasion…