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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…

Foreign Minister Wallström visited Rohingya refugees and Vietnam

During 19–23 November Sweden’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström visited Bangladesh, Myanmar and Vietnam. Margot Wallström began her journey by visiting refugee camps in Bangladesh, to which more than 620 000 Rohingya have fled from violence and abuse in Myanmar since August. In addition to refugees, Ms Wallström met representatives of the Government of…

Knut Ostby new ad interim UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator Myanmar

The United Nations has appointed Knut Ostby of Norway as ad interim United Nations Resident Coordinator in Myanmar where he will serve also on an ad interim basis as the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator and Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme. Mr. Ostby will serve in these functions from 1 November until further…

Danish Development Minister visited Rohingyas in Coxs Bazar

The Danish Minister for Development Cooperation, Ulla Tornaes, has been in Cox’s Bazar during 29 – 30 October. She visited the Danish-supported humanitarian projects that helps with immediate protection, food aid and shelter for hundreds of thousands Rohingyas. The Minister met with government representatives and several organisations during the visit to Cox’s Bazar. During the…

Sweden’s Margot Wallström visits Bangladesh, Myanmar and Vietnam

During 19–23 November Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström visits Bangladesh, Myanmar and Vietnam. Margot Wallström will begin her journey by visiting refugee camps in Bangladesh, to which more than 620 000 Rohingya have fled from violence and abuse in Myanmar since August. In addition to refugees, Ms Wallström will meet representatives of the Government…

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…

Sweden provides new Rohingya refugees support of SEK 100 million

The Rohingya crisis continues to grow as more and more people fly from Myanmar to Bangladesh. Sida (Swedish International Development Agency) has in November therefore decided to distribute a new humanitarian support of 100 million kronor to organizations that assist refugees both in Bangladesh and Myanmar where the needs are enormous. “When so many people…

Dane Kristian Schmidt EU’s new Ambassador to Myanmar

On 17 October, the new Ambassador of the European Union to Myanmar, Mr Kristian Schmidt (Denmark), handed over his credentials to the President of the Union of Myanmar, U Htin Kyaw, at the presidential palace in Nay Pyi Taw. Ambassador Schmidt, who arrived to Myanmar in September 2017, will represent the European Union and serve…

H&M humanitarian support for Rakhine state refugees

As the humanitarian crisis in Cox’s Bazar (Bangladesh) has grown into of the region’s largest man-made humanitarian crises in decades, and with enormous needs also within Rakhine State, the non-profit global foundation H&M Foundation (Sweden) has decided to contribute to help saves lives and reduce suffering among those affected by the conflict, both in Myanmar…

Finland gives support to Rohingya refugees through the Red Cross

Finland, in late September, allocated EUR 380,000 to the Red Cross to support its humanitarian aid in Bangladesh, along the border with Myanmar. More than 420,000 Rohingya had up until then, and during just one month, fled violence from Myanmar’s Rakhine state to the neighbouring country. Most of the Rohingya fleeing Myanmar are women and…