Category: International relations

Danish Business Minister visited Singapore

Major deals were signed when the Danish Business Minister Rasmus Jarlov visited Singapore this week on his first international visit. The prime focus was Maritime Innovation and Fintech. During the three day long visit to Singapore, Danish Minister for Industry, Business and Financial Affairs, Rasmus Jarlov, and his entourage initiated three new important partnerships between Denmark…

Greenland picks Denmark over China to upgrade airports

Greenland has chosen to partner with Denmark instead of China when upgrading two airports on the island. Greenland chose on 10 September to partner with Denmark in an upcoming upgrade of two national airports, according to metalsnews.com. China had also shown interest in the project, but the Danish government had expressed strong concerns about choosing…

Thai-Swedish sustainability seminar held with Ocean ambassador, BillerudKorsnäs

On 6 September the Thai-Swedish Chamber of Commerce, at its first networking after the summer break, hosted a ‘special’, with Swedish Ambassador for the Ocean, Ms. Helen Ågren as guest of honour and speaker (accompanied by Sweden’s Ambassador to Thailand Mr Staffan Herrström). With sustainability and ‘Beat plastic pollution for a cleaner Ocean’ as theme…

Agreement between EU and the Pacific region to promote sound ocean governance

An agreement to promote sustainable management and sound ocean governance in the Pacific Region was signed on 5 September. A landmark agreement has been signed between the European Union (EU) and The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA), the Pacific-Community-SPC, the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and The University of the South…

China-Finland festival held in China

A three-day China-Finland Culture Exchange festival has been held in Hangzhou. A three-day China-Finland culture exchange festival offered both funny activities and a meeting between politicians. The festival included various cultural activities such as a visit to Hangzhou by Santa Claus himself and several performances by the famous 1990’s Finnish pop group Aikakone. On Monday…

New Norwegian Ambassador in Vietnam

  The Norwegian embassy in Hanoi welcomes 62 year old Grethe Løchen as new Ambassador to Vietnam. Grethe Løchen is cand.philol. and has been employed in the Foreign Service since 2002. She served as Minister of the Embassy in Kabul 2010-2012, Ambassador to Sri Lankan 2012-2015 and Senior Adviser in the Foreign Ministry from 2015…

European Union: Reuters reporters sentence undermines media freedom

A Statement by the Spokesperson of the European Union and EU Member States on 3 September 2018 says: “Today’s court decision to sentence Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo to 7 years of imprisonment undermines the freedom of the media, the public’s right to information and the development of the rule of law…

Representative from Swedish Embassy speaks at Philippines-EU conference

Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of Sweden spoke at a conference between the Philippine government and the European Union. Officials from the Philippine government and the European Union (EU) meet on 29 August to discussed ways on how to strenghten Philippines – EU relations. Among the speakers was Lennart Jansson, Deputy Head of…

Finnish programme for international journalists reaches its end

ThisisFINLAND Foreign Correspondents’ Programme 2018 for international journalists, partly from Asia, will end on 24 August and send the young journalist back home with new knowledge about Finland. “What is sisu? I don’t really know. I have heard this term for the first time last week when I and my journalist friends were lectured about…