Category: International relations

Finnish Embassy at opening of 8th Myanmar School of Politics






The 8th Myanmar School of Politics, a programme aimed at enhancing the democratic knowledge and skills of politicians in Myanmar and furthering their practice of multiparty dialogue, was kicked off on Saturday 18 March 2017. Katarina Tapio, Deputy Head of Mission at the Finnish Embassy in Bangkok, was present at the opening ceremony where she held…

Norway meets with Thai Ministry of Energy






Kjetil Paulson, Ambassador of Norway to Thailand, met with representatives of the Thai Ministry of Energy as they stopped by the Norwegian Embassy on Friday 24 March 2017 The representatives from the Ministry of Energy in Thailand attended a meeting at the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok to discuss the Norwegian energy sector and how…

EU and ASEAN: free trade talks possible






At the annual EU-ASEAN ministerial consultations held in the Filipino capital of Manila on 10 March trade leaders from the EU and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) agreed to take new steps towards resuming free trade talks between the two regions. EU Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström said: “2017 marks the 40th anniversary…

Cambodians fight to save their forest against illegal logging with Danish help






Motorcycles are roaring, leaves rattle and every now and then a twig snaps under a shoe as a group of people, trying to protect the place they call home, gather deep inside of Cambodia’s biggest forest, Prey Lang. As one of Southeast Asia’s last remaining lowland evergreen woodlands, Prey Lang, which translates to ‘our forest’…

Their Majesties of Sweden invited on State Visit to Indonesia






The Swedish Royal Court has announced that Their Majesties The King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia will pay a State Visit to Indonesia on 22–24 May 2017 at the invitation of President Joko Widodo. The Swedish Government will be represented. The State Visit is an opportunity to strengthen the political, economic and cultural relations…

Danish brands on big Chinese ecommerce website






A new agreement between Denmark and China has opened up for more ecommerce. Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba has unveiled a Danish pavilion allowing Danish companies to sell their product through the platform Tmall Global, which is like a Chinese version of Amazon. The agreement follows Anders Samuelsen, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, visiting…

The EU and Singapore reiterate their free trade agreement






On 8 March 2017 the Swedish EU Commissioner for Trade, Cecilia Malmström visited Singapore and met with several of the country’s ministers. In her blog the EU Commissioner wrote that she had discussed the free trade agreement that had been concluded between the EU and Singapore. “Once in place, it will remove nearly all customs…

Finland helps Vietnam with forest management






On 8 March 2017 the Finnish Embassy to Vietnam organised a workshop in cooperation with the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. The workshop took place in Ho Chi Minh City and had a focus on management and sharing of data on forests in Vietnam. The workshop was part of the Forest Management Information Systems Project, FORMIS,…

Denmark, Indonesia discuss strengthening defence sector






On 9 March 2017 the Embassy of Denmark in Indonesia paid a visit to the Indonesian Minister of Defence, Pak Ryamizard Ryacudu. During the meeting current defence affairs and concrete opportunities for increased cooperation were discussed, and the joint commitment to continue strengthening the strategic partnership was confirmed. Source: Embassy of Denmark in Indonesia

Sweden launches gender equality photo competition in Hanoi






Pereric Hogberg, Ambassador of Sweden to Vietnam, launched a photo competition highlighting gender equality in Vietnam on Monday 6 March 2017. In connection to the International Women’s Day on March 8th, the Embassy of Sweden in Hanoi, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and Vietnam Women’s Museum is launching a national contest searching for families…