Category: International relations

Swedish business delegation visit the Philippines






On February 17-20, the Swedish Embassy in Bangkok and Business Sweden in Kuala Lumpur organized a successful three-day visit of a Swedish business delegation to the Philippines. The delegation was headed by Ambassador Eva Walder, Director General for Trade at the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Some fourteen Swedish companies met with Philippine counterparts in…

Thein Sein to visit Norway, Finland






Myanmar President U Thein Sein will soon pay official visits to Norway and Finland as a part of a five-European-countries tour that includes stop-overs at Austria, Belgium and Italy, according to an official statement on Feb 22. Thein Sein’s tour to Europe will signify his first foreign trips in 2013. Relations between Myanmar and Norway…

Denmark: “China must pressure North Korea”






An international response to North Korea’s atomic detonation hinges on China’s willingness to pressure their unpopular allies, a Danish newspaper reports. Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt (Socialdemokraterne) and Foreign Minister Villy Søvndal (Socialistisk Folkeparti) both condemned North Korea’s detonation of an atomic device today, saying they would support a harsh international reaction. “It is imperative that…

Danish Ambassador met Thai Minister of Public Health






On 29 January 2013, Ambassador Mikael H. Winther met with Thailand’s Minister of Public Health H.E. Mr. Pradit Sintavanarong. They discussed a possible collaboration between Thailand and Denmark and exchanged views about the health care industry. Below are some pictures from the meeting.   Source: The Embassy of Denmark

Swedish Embassy hosted Vietnamese media coordination meetings






The Swedish Embassy in Hanoi hosted the final of Vietnam Media Development Donor Coordination meetings on Jan 31. In attendance were representatives from the diplomatic community as well as representatives from the press including distinguished journalist Phan Loi from the Ho Chi Minh City Law Newspaper. The project began three years ago and has since aimed…

Norway applauded for Myanmar’s debt cancellation






Myanmar government has lauded the decision made by Norway and other creditors to cancel or reissue billions of dollars of external debt. President U Thein Sein stated in a radio address to the public on Feb 1: “Thanks to the efforts of the government and people, Myanmar sees more progress.” He said generous debt cancellations that…

Danish Ambassador to China visits Mongolia






Danish Ambassador Friis Arne Petersen visited Mongolia from 30th of January to 1st of February. Ambassador Friis Arne Petersen, visited Mongolia to meet with ministers from the government of Mongolia, visit economic growth areas in Mongolia as well as meeting representatives from the Mongolian civil society. The Ambassador met the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Mongolia,…

Global Governance for Health symposium held in Beijing






On Jan 22, the Beijing Symposium on Global Governance for Health was held at the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Beijing. This symposium was organized by EPIIC (Education for Public Inquiry and International Citizenship) Peking University Delegation in co-operation with the Lancet-University of Oslo Youth Commission on Global Governance for Health. The symposium is aiming at…

Ethnic Minority’s land issues forum held in Hanoi






A policy forum on land issues in ethnic minority areas was held on Jan 25 in Hanoi. The aim was to bring together different stakeholders to discuss the current situation and propose solutions for land policies in ethnic minority and mountainous areas towards 2020. Norway, together with the other G4 embassies, participated in the forum.…