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Vietnam-Denmark Tvet project workshop held

Education leaders from Denmark, the Asian Development Bank, Vietnamese policy-makers, Vietnamese school and company beneficiaries attended a workshop in early January to review the first year of Danish-Vietnamese Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Project. The project’s main activities, success stories, pitfalls and common problems as well as policy recommendations were the major issues…

Danish week – Sustainable City Solutions in Vietnam

In December 2017, the Embassy of Denmark in Vietnam launched a series of events under the theme ‘Danish week – Sustainable City Solutions’ in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. The campaign included exhibitions, seminars, film screening, master classes and a competition looking for practical ideas on how to ensure greener and cleaner cities. The…

Sweden held Southeast Asia ambassador’s meeting

“The importance of the Southeast Asia region cannot be overstated. The region consists of 11 countries and around 620 million people. Therefore; the Swedish ambassadors conduct annual meetings to discuss common issues and possibilities within the sub-region of Southeast Asia,” writes Embassy of Sweden, section office in Yangon. Meeting in Yangon the Swedish ambassadors discussed…

Denmark to strengthen regional coordination

Danish Ambassadors from accross South East Asia and trade advisors from each embassy’s commercial department met Monday and Tuesday 22 and 23 January 2018 in Singapore to disguss how they could improve the coordination of the efforts in selling Denmark’s core competencies accross the region. The meeting is a regular annual event and included also…

Kim Højlund Christensen Denmark’s next ambassador to Vietnam

H.E. Ambassador Charlotte Laursen is leaving this Embassy of Denmark in Hanoi, come March 2018, to become the Danish ambassador in Finland. To replace ambassador Laursen Denmark’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has appointed Kim Højlund Christensen (currently in the Danish Ambassador in Brazil) as Denmark’s next Ambassador to Vietnam. Ambassador Laursen will move to become…

Forestry in focus for Finland 100 years in Vietnam

In Vietnam forest-related activities were in focus for Finland, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Finland and the Vietnam – Finland Friendship.   Throughout the year ‘Finland 100 years’ highlighted Finland’s belief in equality, democracy and taking good care of each other – under the theme “Together”. In…

Annual Danish Footprints held in Vietnam

In later November Danish companies, their families, friends, business partners and local authorities participated in Danish Footprints 2017 in Vietnam. The aim of the event was to promote Danish corporate values and business culture, this year with a particular focus on public health, occupational health and safety, healthy lifestyle and work-life balance. For the first…

Bankify of Finland lands seed investment from Reech

Reech Corporations Group has agreed a major seed investment in Finland-based social finance sharing app Bankify to fund an initial commercial rollout in selected markets (announced on 30 October). The app, which has been successfully soft-launched in Finland, will initially target customers in Finland, Ireland and the Netherlands. The aim is to be able to…

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…