Category: International relations

Finnish Minister starts visit in Indonesia

Finnish Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Anne-Mari Virolainen visits Jakarta, Indonesia, with a Team Finland trade delegation on 8–11 October. The themes of the visit will be energy, waste management, logistics, infrastructure and the digital transition of industries. “The Indonesian market will offer Finnish companies major potential for exports and cooperation well into the…

Norwegian King Harald and Queen Sonja will visit China

King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway have accepted an invitation from the Chinese President, Xi Jinping, to visit China from 11-19 October 2018. The royal couple will launche the state visit to Dunhuang in Gansu Province, West China. Here the program will include China’s commitment to renewable energy, visits to kindergartens and the opening…

Vietnam and Norway discuss fisheries sector

Policy makers from Vietnam and Norway gather in Vietnam to exchange experiences and information on fisheries management. During the first week of October, the Norwegian Embassy in Hanoi, Innovation Norway and Vietnam’s Department of Fisheries host an event for Vietnam and Norway to discuss topics related to fisheries sector. “After over 30 years of cooperation,…

King of Sweden sends condolences to Vietnam’s Deputy President

King Carl XVI Gustaf has sent his condolences after the death of the President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. King Carl XVI Gustaf has sent his condolences to Vietnam’s Deputy President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh after the death of the President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Tran Dai Quang on 21 September 2018.…

Chinese Embassy demands apology: Swedish satire show makes fun of tourist incident

The Chinese Embassy in Sweden demands an apology from Swedish television after a satire shown featured an incident with Chinese tourists being denied staying in the lobby of a Swedish hostel. On 21 September the satire show ‘Swedish News’ on the Swedish television channel SVT featured an incident with Chinese tourists earlier this September. The Chinese…

Danish Minister: China’s development is remarkable

The Danish Minister for Environment and Food praises China in an interview with a Chinese news media. The Danish Minister for Environment and Food, Jacob Elleman-Jensen, has given an interview to the state-owned news media Xinhuanet. According to Xinhuanet, the Minister praised China for lifting people out of poverty: “Lifting millions of people out of…

Marina Berg: Sweden’s new ambassador to Indonesia

Marina Berg, the former Director, Deputy Head of Department for Development Cooperation is Sweden’s new Ambassador to Jakarta. Previously she has served among others at the Swedish Foreign Ministry’s department for the European Union as well as the department for African affairs. Hits: 250

Singaporean, Danish universities entered partnerships helped by Danish Ministry of Business

With the visit of the Danish Minister of Business, last week, new partnerships entered between Danish and Singaporean universities focusing on Clean Technology and Board Leadership. ”Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”. Looking at the encouragingly green collared signs plastered around the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, it’s obvious that sustainability is a major thing around here. When…

First interfaith dialogue between Finland and Indonesia

The first Interfaith and Intermediate Dialogue between Finland and Indonesia was held in Helsinki on 17 September. Indonesia and Finland has agreed to promote to promote global peace efforts through interfaith dialogues after the first Indonesia-Finland Interfaith and Intermediate Dialogue. A delegation with different religious representatives from each country took part in the meeting. The…

Finnish minister visited China

Minister for Environment, Energy and Housing of the Republic of Finland, Kimmo Tiilikainen, visited Nanjing, East China, on 14 -15 September. During his visit, Finnish minister Kimmo Tiilikainen attended a tour of the Station for Observing Regional Processes of the Earth System (SORPES) at Nanjing University. SORPES is developed in collaboration between Nanjing University and…