Category: International relations

Casper Klynge; From Jakarta to Silicon Valley

Casper Klynge has been known as the Danish Ambassador to Indonesia for the past three years, but now he is moving on to new adventures in Silicon Valley as the world’s very first Tech Ambassador. Ambassador of Denmark to Indonesia, Casper Klynge, is a busy man these days. Tying up his work in Indonesia while…

Order of the Lion of Finland: Nokia China VP awarded Knight

President of the Republic of Finland, Mr Sauli Niinistö has conferred on Ms. Ma Tao, Vice-President of Nokia China Region, the decoration of Knight, First Class, of the Order of the Lion of Finland. The decoration has been awarded for Ma Tao for her extraordinary contribution to the promotion of Finland’s image and the development…

Jarno Syrjälä is Finland’s new Ambassador to China

Finland’s next Ambassador to China has been appointed. The President of the Republic has appointed Counsellor for Foreign Affairs Jarno Syrjälä as Head of Finland’s Mission in Beijing. Starting in Beijing on 1 September 2017 ambassador Syrjälä will be transfer from his current duties of the Director General of the Department for Africa and the…

Norway’s Foreign Minister Brende urged openness in Singapore

The backlash to globalization is threatening to tear down the institutions that facilitate international cooperation and dialogue. But Norway’s Foreign Minister Børge Brende says allowing these forces to win is not an option, reports Royal Norwegian Embassy in Singapore. The Minister’s visit to the “Garden City” from 4-5 July 2017 was short but comprehensive. Minister…

Trade minister Ann Linde visited Hong Kong

In addition to signing the ‘Working Holiday Scheme’ between Hong Kong and Sweden on 28 June the Swedish Minister for EU Affairs and Trade Ann Linde had a bilateral meeting with Chief Executive CY Leung to continue the dialogue on further Sweden-Hong Kong cooperation. She had a round table discussion with various Swedish companies in…

Hong Kong and Sweden enters working holiday scheme

On 28 June the ‘Working Holiday Scheme’ was officially signed by the Minister for EU Affairs and Trade Ann Linde and the Secretary for Labour Welfare of the HKSAR Stephen Sui. This means from 1 January 2018 youths in Hong Kong can apply for a working holiday visa to Sweden, and vice versa. Welcoming the…

Norway discuss small state challenges with Singapore

Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Børge Brende, visited Singapore on 4-5 June 2017. During his visit he met with Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Norwegian Business Association Singapore, NBAS. Meeting with Vivian Balakrishnan, Singaporean Minister of Foreign Affairs, the two foregign ministers discussed the existential challenges that both countries face as small states in…

Swedish Press Ombudsman on media self-regulation in Thailand

Ola Sigvardsson, Swedish Press Ombudsman, visited Bangkok yesterday, on Tuesday 4 July 2017, to attend a seminar on international experiences in media self-regulation. The National Press Council of Thailand, NPC, organised the international seminar on their 20th anniversary, and invited Sweden to share their experiences implementing the world’s oldest Freedom of the Press Act, which…

Norway shares experience on Sovereign Wealth Fund with Myanmar

Tone Tinnes, Ambassador of Norway to Myanmar, shared the experience from Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Fund on Thursday 29 June 2017 at an event organised by Yangon School of Political Science. Yangon School of Political Science hosted “Political Science and Public Policy: the creation of a Myanmar Sovereign Wealth Fund” at Park Royal Hotel. The ceremony was opened by…

Record number of agreements signed on Finnish PM visit to China

A greater number of trade and investment agreements and letters of intent were signed during Prime Minister Juha Sipilä’s visit to China than ever before in connection with a Team Finland visit led by a Finnish minister on 25-. The number of agreements signed this week is as high as 54. “The visit is a…