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Norway and Vietnam signs agreement for better safety at sea

Vietnam Hydrographic Office, VHO, and the Norwegian Mapping Authority Hydrographic Service, NHS, signed a cooperation agreement on Monday 19 June 2017. The agreement marks an important step in international cooperation on navigational charts and for safety at sea, as well as a new milestone in the expanding links between Norway and Vietnam. Siren Gjerme Eriksen…

Recognizing women’s work in Vietnamese agriculture

Sweden is working together with partners in Vietnam to strengthen gender equality, among other places in the Vietnamese farming of rice and shrimps. To see results of GRAISEA, the regional program Gender Transformative and Responsible Agribusiness Investment in South East Asia, Anette Andersson from the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok, together with Åsa Heijne, Sida…

Flower crowns and frog dance in Hanoi

The Botanical Garden was decorated in in Sweden’s national colors as Swedish midsummer was celebrated in Hanoi on Sunday 11 June 2017. People dancing around doing the classic frog dance under blue and yellow balloons, wearing colourful flower crowns, marked the beginning of summer. Pereric Högberg, Ambassador of Sweden to Vietnam attended the celebrations. Furthermore,…

Swedish Ambassador announces opening of H&M in Vietnam

“And now it’s official,” writes Embassy of Sweden in Hanoi on their Facebook on Wednesday 7 June 2017. Swedish clothing giant H&M is finally coming to Vietnam, opening its first store in Ho Chi Minh City. “I’m sure you have heard it by now – Swedish fashion giant H&M is opening stores in Vietnam. Great…

Anders Fagerdahl new Head of Handelsbanken South Asia Pacific region.

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In April 2017, Anders Fagerdahl took over as Head of Handelsbanken South Asia Pacific region. He is based in Singapore and oversees the bank’s business in entire South East Asia, Indian Subcontinent, Australia and New Zealand. He heads the Singapore Branch and is also responsible for Handelsbanken Representative Offices in Mumbai, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta and…

Swedish National Day celebrated all over Southeast Asia

Tuesday 6 June 2017 was a celebratory day for all Swedes around the world, and Southeast Asia was no exception. As the calendar turned to the Swedish National Day, Swedes and the Swedish embassies got out their blue and yellow flags for a celebration of a nation. The tradition of celebrating this date began 1916…

Denmark invest 25m in China, 22m in Vietnam to reduce CO2

Denmark is now investing DKK 115m in a series of new energy partnerships with Mexico, Vietnam, South Africa and China, which together are expected to account for the world’s largest share of increase in CO2 emissions in the coming years. Denmark’s 40 years of experience in renewable energy and energy efficiency will help facilitate the…

How the Danish embassy in Vietnam assists businesses and beyond

In 2016 Demark and Vietnam celebrated 45 years of diplomatic relations, where the two countries in recent years have seen the transformation to a closer partnership in trade and investment. The many years of close development cooperation has created a very strong partnership and friendship that forms the basis for this – with a focus…