Category: International relations

Denmark’s new ambassador finally arrived to Malaysia

Denmark’s next Ambassador to Malaysia, Jesper Vahr, has arrived in Malaysia to take up his new post (photographed ere with his wife, Ane). 7 November was his first working day at the Embassy of Denmark in Kuala Lumpur. He is looking forward to a great collaboration with local and international authorities, as well as Danish…

Anita Nergaard – the new Norwegian Ambassador in Singapore

She comes with a strong message: that the Nordic countries ought to join their forces more in Singapore! H.E. Ambassador Anita Nergaard presented her credentials to the Singaporean President on 25. October 2017. Now she is the official Norwegian representative in a country popularly described as Norway’s gateway to Asia. Enter the Royal Norwegian Embassy…

Sweden provides new Rohingya refugees support of SEK 100 million

The Rohingya crisis continues to grow as more and more people fly from Myanmar to Bangladesh. Sida (Swedish International Development Agency) has in November therefore decided to distribute a new humanitarian support of 100 million kronor to organizations that assist refugees both in Bangladesh and Myanmar where the needs are enormous. “When so many people…

Dane Kristian Schmidt EU’s new Ambassador to Myanmar

On 17 October, the new Ambassador of the European Union to Myanmar, Mr Kristian Schmidt (Denmark), handed over his credentials to the President of the Union of Myanmar, U Htin Kyaw, at the presidential palace in Nay Pyi Taw. Ambassador Schmidt, who arrived to Myanmar in September 2017, will represent the European Union and serve…

H&M humanitarian support for Rakhine state refugees

As the humanitarian crisis in Cox’s Bazar (Bangladesh) has grown into of the region’s largest man-made humanitarian crises in decades, and with enormous needs also within Rakhine State, the non-profit global foundation H&M Foundation (Sweden) has decided to contribute to help saves lives and reduce suffering among those affected by the conflict, both in Myanmar…

Finland gives support to Rohingya refugees through the Red Cross

Finland, in late September, allocated EUR 380,000 to the Red Cross to support its humanitarian aid in Bangladesh, along the border with Myanmar. More than 420,000 Rohingya had up until then, and during just one month, fled violence from Myanmar’s Rakhine state to the neighbouring country. Most of the Rohingya fleeing Myanmar are women and…

55 organisations request to reconvene the Paris Conference on Cambodia

A large number of international and regional organisations, no less than 55, have written a Joint Open Letter requesting to reconvene the members of the Paris Conference on Cambodia. The letter (dated 23 October 20170 was addressed to the Secretary General of the UN, the President of the Republic of Indonesia and the President of…

New Norwegian Ambassador to Singapore presented credentials

25 October 2017, H.E. Ambassador Anita Nergaard presented her credentials to H.E. Madam President Halimah Yacob at the Istana. Ambassador Nergaard looks forward to further deepening the relations between Singapore and Norway. “Building on an excellent foundation, I look forward to expanding our cooperation further to new areas of mutual interest” says Ambassador Nergaard. Source:…

Denmark donates 32 million DKK to Rohingvas fleeding Myanmar

Denmark will provide an additional 32 million DKK (approx 6.9 billion MMK) to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to support Rohingyas who fled Myanmar to Bangladesh. Danish Minister for Development Cooperation Ulla Tornaes made the announcement at a donor conference hosted by European Union in Geneva yesterday. Danish Ambassador in Dhaka Mikael Hemniti…

Norwegian help appreciated in peace process in the Philippines

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon met with Idun Tvedt and Elisabeth Slattum of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 19 October 2017 to discuss the peace and reconciliation efforts between the Philippines and the National Democratic Front of the (NDFP) that the Norwegian government has been helping with. The senator said Tvedt, the new special…