Category: International relations

Swedish Embassy holds regional workshop on anti-corruption






Organised by the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok and Development of Cooperation Section, Regional Workshop on Anti-Corruption in Asia is held on 22-23 May 2013 at The Sukosol Hotel (formerly Siam City Hotel) on Phayathai road. The two-day event is aimed at raising the awareness of corruption risks and consequences, as well as building the…

Danish parliament ready to support double citizenship






Danes abroad rejoice as a political majority now seems to be in place to permit them to hold dual  citizenship. A change in the law will make it possible for Danes outside of Denmark to adopt the nationality of their new home country without having to cancel their Danish citizenship. The political party “Venstre” announced…

EU issues statement on recent general election in Malaysia






Following the general election in Malaysia on Sunday 5 May 2013,  the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission, Catherine Ashton, on 7 May 2013 issued the following statement: “I wish to congratulate the Malaysian people for their peaceful and enthusiastic participation in their…

Vietnamese delegation visits Norway to learn child policy






On 14 – 20 April 2013, a Vietnamese delegation consisting of high-level Governmental officials and Members of the Vietnamese National Assembly visited Norway to learn more about Norway’s efforts in making children and their best interests visible in law and policymaking. The Government of Vietnam is currently undertaking a revision of the constitution and of…

Vietnam, Denmark boost scientific research






On 18 April 2013, experts proclaimed science and technology as a key field in the ongoing co-operation between Vietnam and Denmark during an annual meeting of the two countries’ pilot Research Co-operation Programme. Five projects of the programme have been implemented helping Vietnam to adapt to climate change, rising sea levels and declining water resources.…

Swedish ambassador speaks at Aviation and Climate Change workshop






Indonesia’s Ministry of Environment, in collaboration with LFV Aviation Consulting, is holding a 2-day Workshop on Aviation and Climate Change in Hotel Santika Bali, commencing today. This event is part of the Eco Airport project implemented under Partner-Driven Cooperation (PDC) supported by Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). The Eco Airport platform aims at transferring…

Danish Foreign Minister met with Singapore’s Foreign Minister






On 15 April 2013, Danish Foreign Minister Sovndal met with Singapore’s Foreign Minister K. Shanmugam as part of an official visit to Singapore. The purpose of the visit was to strengthen the bilateral relationship and cooperation in areas of common interest for Denmark and Singapore in particular maritime and climate. The two foreign ministers discussed issues of…

Region Dalarna promotion office open in Wuhan






On 9 April a Region Dalarna promotion office was inaugurated in Wuhan, Hubei province. Representatives from the Embassy of Sweden were present at the inauguration. This is an additional step in the sisterhood cooperation between the provinces Dalarna and Hubei and the cities Borlänge and Wuhan. Opening of the Region Dalarna promotion office is intended…

Swedish Minister for Health and Social Affairs to visit China






A healthcare delegation headed by the Swedish Minister for Health and Social Affairs, Mr Göran Hägglund, will visit China between 14 – 18 April. Minister Hägglund will have a bilateral meeting with his Chinese counterpart at the National Health and Family Planning Commission, Minister Li Bin, on 15 April. Later the same day the Hägglund…