Category: International relations

Sweden in China – Ambassador Anna Lindstedt






Her Excellency Anna Lindstedt is the Swedish Ambassador to China, in charge of Sweden’s largest bilateral foreign mission. The ambassador is in Beijing since September 2016 but Asia is nothing new to her. She has previously worked as the Swedish Ambassador to Vietnam and has been based at the Swedish embassies in Indonesia and Pakistan.…

Prime Minister Stefan Löfven to China in June






On 26-28 June, Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will travel to China. On the trip are several government councils and a business delegation. The Prime Minister will also have talks with China’s Prime Minister Li Keqiang and speak at the World Economic Forum. The government-led delegation trip takes place within the government’s Team Sweden initiative…

Minister Helene Hellmark Knutsson leads higher education delegation to China






Helene Hellmark Knutsson, Sweden’s Minister of Higher Education and Research, is visiting Beijing and Shanghai in China during 11 – 16 June heading a delegation with the aim to highlight Sweden as an education and research nation and promote internationalization of higher education and research. The minister, together with the Swedish delegation with representatives from…

New schools and water supply system for Mon community






On Monday 5 June 2017, the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Yangon visited the Kroeng Batoi Area in Tanintharyi Region, Myanmar, where Norway in partnership with the International Labour Organisation, ILO, has initiated a project to support the recovery of Mon communities and to contribute to the on-going peace process. The purpose of the project is…

Denmark met with Ministry of Agriculture Malaysia






On 22 May Ambassador to Malaysia, Nicolai Ruge, and Minister Counsellor, Nina Talvela together with Bent Urup from Aqua Partners A/S and Michael Aaman from Veolia met with Ministry of Agriculture Malaysia. They talked about the Danish Malaysian cooperation within agriculture, following the signing of the bilateral agreement MOU and further discussed how to create…

Mika Lintilä deepens Finland-Indonesia bond at networking night






As Minister of Economic Affairs of Finland, Mika Lintilä visited Indonesia, Finnish and Indonesian companies gathered for a night of networking in the company of the minister. “I look forward to new business opportunities between Indonesia and Finland. Finnish companies can offer sustainable solutions to the Indonesian market,” said Mika Lintilä as he gave his…

Danish-Thai cooperation on livestock






On Wednesday 7 June 2017, Nina Hvid Talvela, Minister Counsellor at the Danish Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, joined the Danish Embassy in Bangkok in a meeting with Dr. Wacharapon Chotiyaputta, Director of International Livestock Cooperation in the Thailand Ministry of Agriculture. Accompanied by Peter Sand, Head of Trade Section at Embassy of Denmark in Bangkok,…

Sida-supported transboundary rivers Oxfram programme launch






Oxfam has per May 2017 launched a five-year programme to promote better cooperation around transboundary rivers. The programme is called ‘Transboundary Rivers of South Asia’ (Trosa), aimed to reduce poverty and marginalisation of vulnerable river communities through increased access to, and control over, the water resources on which their livelihoods depend. Funded by Sweden, the…

Improved livelihoods among Myeik fishing communities






On Thursday 1 June 2017, the Danish Real Time Evaluation, RTE, team landed in Myeik, Myanmar to evaluate and monitor progress of the Sustainable Coastal Fisheries programme supported by Denmark. They observed a workshop on implementation of the programme facilitated by the Department of Fisheries in Myeik. RTE is an approach to enhance the evaluative…

Empowering People for Change in Myanmar with Sweden






Ei Hnin Phyu Htun, Program Officer from Swedish Embassy in Yangon, visited Meiktila for a field visit last week, starting Monday 29 May 2017. In Meiktila, she visited partner organization of the embassy, ActionAid. To follow up on Sweden’s contribution to ActionAid’s implementation of the ‘Empowering People for Change in Myanmar’ program. Observations showed how…