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Rasmus Kristensen: Back in Asia – as Denmark’s Ambassador to Indonesia

Rasmus A. Kristensen arrived in Jakarta in September 2017 appointed as the new Danish Ambassador to Indonesia replacing Casper Klynge (who prematurely left in the summer to become Denmark’s first ever Tech Ambassador). While Ambassador Kristensen has worked many years for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) in Denmark this is his first posting as…

Sweden-Southeast Asia Business Summit 2018 announced

Team Sweden in Malaysia has announced the second Sweden-Southeast Asia Business Summit to take place in Kuala Lumpur on 6-7 February 2018. The inaugural, successful summit was held in Singapore in September 2016. The second Sweden-SEA Business Summit aims to attract business leaders and decision makers from Sweden and the ASEAN-region by providing a platform…

Norwegian Kongsberg Indonesian defence supplier

Kongsberg, Norway’s premier supplier of defence and aerospace-related systems, has signed a contract worth 77 MUSD with the Ministry of Defence of Indonesia to supply a NASAMS air defence system. The contract comprises delivery of a complete Nasams system with command posts, radars, launchers, radios and integration, and training and logistics support. Amraam missiles will…

Håkan Alm spearheads the economic-IT academic combo

Swedish expat in Thailand, Mr Håkan Alm has refocused and returned to the academic world. From IT service provider for the international businesses community and beyond, primarily in Bangkok, for many years including the role as Scandinavian Airlines Systems’ go-to guy in Asia when it came to any IT needs and troubleshooting, he suddenly decided…

Denmark’s PM Rasmussen visited Indonesia

On 28 November H.E. President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo welcomed the Danish Prime Minister of Denmark H.E. Lars Løkke Rasmussen at the Presidential Palace in Bogor, marking the beginning of the first ever-official visit of a Danish Prime Minister to Indonesia. After the welcoming ceremony, President Jokowi had a bilateral meeting with the PM Rasmussen to…

Sweden’s education minister visited Indonesia, Singapore

International cooperation between higher education institutions and world-class teacher training programmes were in focus when Swedish Minister for Higher Education and Research Helene Hellmark Knutsson visited Indonesia and Singapore on 3–6 October. In Indonesia, Ms Hellmark Knutsson met Minister for Technology, Research and Higher Education Muhammad Nasir to discuss international cooperation on higher education and…

Singapore: Event with Norwegian Ambassadors

The Norwegian Ambassadors to Malaysia, Myanmar, Indonesia, Singapore and ASEAN will team up for a ‘Meet the Norwegian Ambassadors’ evening event in Singapore on 4 December. The five ambassadors will share their knowledge and insights with business representatives from the region. If you are already doing business in the Asean region and just want to…

Indonesian Market business seminar in Hong Kong

‘Indonesia – Think Big, Grow Smart. How to Win in the Indonesian market’ is the title for a seminar by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong on Tuesday 14 November. Anders Wickberg, Trade Commissioner to Indonesia at Business Sweden, will present key opportunities for Swedish companies in Indonesia and also discuss the perceived challenges…

55 organisations request to reconvene the Paris Conference on Cambodia

A large number of international and regional organisations, no less than 55, have written a Joint Open Letter requesting to reconvene the members of the Paris Conference on Cambodia. The letter (dated 23 October 20170 was addressed to the Secretary General of the UN, the President of the Republic of Indonesia and the President of…

Denmark supported religion journalism conference

On 17 October Denmark’s Ambassador to Indonesia Rasmus A. Kristensen gave an opening speech at the conference ‘Religion journalism in Asia’ at Universitas Multimedia Nusantara(UMN). The conference which was organized by The International Association of Religion Journalists (IRAJ) and Serikat Jurnalis untuck Keberagaman (Sejuk). It was attended by among others Foreign Minister Ibu Retno, Jakarta…