Category: International relations

Danish-Chinese Business Forum launches working group focusing on tourism

To response to the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Tourism between Beijing and Copenhagen on 19 June, Danish-Chinese Business Forum has recently launched a working group focusing on tourism. The main focus on the working group is to attract Chinese tourists as well as conference- and business delegations to Denmark with the objective…

Danish Minister of Finance Bjarne Corydon visits China

Following the invitation by the Chinese Minister of Finance, Lou Jiwei, the Danish Minister of Finance, Bjarne Corydon, paid a visit to China on 23 – 26 June 2013.   Minister Corydon was the first ever Danish Finance Minister to visit China. During his visit he exchanged views with his Chinese counterpart on the general economic situation…

Strong tourism cooperation between Beijing and Copenhagen

Copenhagen Mayor Frank Jensen and Beijing Executive Vice Mayor Li Shixiang on Wednesday 19 June 2013 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on strengthening tourism cooperation between the two capital cities. Under the MoU, the two cities will strengthen the exchanges of expert visits, mutual studies and research of tourism, and engage in information sharing in statistics, destination marketing and travel products promotion. Both sides will also enhance dialogue and cooperation in the legislation and regulation of tourism activities. The two sides also discussed ways of improving the airline connections between the two citiesand the tourist visa facilitation. “The cooperation in tourism involves more than simply increasing the number of tourists.Tourism contributes also to the socio- cultural and economics dynamics further building relations and fostering mutual understanding between people from the two countries,” Li said at the signing ceremony. “The agreement on tourism cooperation will open the door to an increase of Chinese tourists in Copenhagen compared to today. Copenhagen is the preferred city of…

Nordic Ambassadors’ Luncheon in the Philippines

The Nordic Business Council Philippines (NBCP) gathered the Philippine-Nordic business community for the Nordic Ambassadors’ Luncheon at the New World Makati Hotel Ballroom on Thursday 6 June 6 2013. More than 100 people participated in the event, in presence of the Nordic ambassadors to the Philippines together with DTI Undersecretary Ponciano C. Manalo, Jr. After welcome…

Norwegian Embassy supports Young Lives study

Supported by the Norwegian Embassy in Vietnam, a new report from Young Lives – an international study of childhood poverty – has recently been launched. The report demonstrates how attending school is only one set of influences on a child’s learning, and that home backgrounds and early childhood development are crucial factors to be considered…

Danish Ambassador visits General Prem

On 28 May 2013, Danish Ambassador Mikael Hemniti Winther paid a courtesy visit to the President of the Privy Council of Thailand and former Prime Minister General Prem Tinsulanonda. They exchanged information about the relations between Thailand and Denmark, including the Royal Families and about the general political situation in Thailand. Source

Finland supports Vietnam’s forest management

Finland will grant an ODA (Official Development Assistance) worth US$12.5 million to Vietnam to help develop the country’s management information system for its forest sector. The grant will be made under an agreement signed in Hanoi on 24 May 2013 for the Development of Management Information System for Forestry Sector project – Phase 2 (FORMIS…

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…