Category: International relations

Chinese Cultural Tour in Northern Europe kicks off in Reykjavik

The Chinese Cultural Tour in Northern Europe, an event to promote Chinese culture, had its grand opening ceremony in the world-renowned Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavik, Iceland, on July 20. The ceremony raised the curtain on a nine-day cultural gala. About 300 scholars and professionals in Esperanto circles from over 50 countries attended the ceremony.…

Danish Business Delegation to the Philippines

Danish companies interested in joining a business delegation to the Philippines, 4-7 November 2013, should contact  the Confederation of Danish Industry and the Royal Danish Embassy in Kuala Lumpur. According to the invitation, the Philippines are often overlooked and undervalued. However, this island nation has a lot to offer: A large domestic market, a gateway to…

Norway supports Vietnam’s emergency mental health training program

Norway supports Vietnam’s first Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergencies Training Program in cooperation with the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center.   The program focuses on training Vietnamese professionals who work with children on children’s psychosocial response to disasters, and teaching recovery techniques. The program is groundbreaking in mental health and psychosocial support in Vietnam,…

Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs invites young journalists to Finland in August

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs has invited 19 young foreign journalists and journalism students to attend the 21st Foreign Correspondents’ Programme (FCP) in Finland. The training programme provides an opportunity for these young professionals to learn more about Finland and Finnish society. This year the programme runs from August 5 to 30. The participants come…

Danish Ambassador John Nielsen participates in Vietnam Mountain Marathon

The ethnic minorities in the mountain regions of Sapa in Northern Vietnam will experience an unusual group of guests on their small trails, when the first Vietnam Mountain Marathon takes place 5th October this year. Danish ambassador John Nielsen and the Danish Embassy have joined forces with Topas Ecolodge  to organize the event and with…

Immigrants and their children now 14 pct. of Norway’s population

Immigrants make up 12 percent of the population – 593,000 people according to the annual report of Statistics Norway (SSB).  If you include children of immigrants born in Norway, the number is 710 400 similar to 14 percent of the total population. The number of people in this entire group of immigrant grew by 55 300 people…

Swedish Healthcare training Chinese medical staff

Swedish Healthcare has started training Chinese medical staff With the Beijing-based Intech Rehabilitation Hospital as their partner. A recent course focuses on the management of startup nursing homes and rehabilitation clinics for the Chinese market. One course was attended by 24 medical professionals across China. The recent course in China covered key topics including how…

Denmark announces new non-refundable aid for Vietnam

Denmark will disburse up to US$100 million in non-refundable official development assistance for Vietnam in 2013-2014, the Danish ambassador to Vietnam says. Part of the above money will be used in assisting the development of poor communities in Lao Cai, Quang Nam, Dak Lak, Dak Nong, and Ben Tre, Danish Ambassador to Vietnam John Nielsen…