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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…

Vietnam Danish Energy Partnership Programme

Vietnam and Denmark has agree on new Danish Energy Partnership Programme 2017-2020 (DEPP) starting a new phase for energy cooperation. The programme was approved by Ministry of Trade and Industry (MOIT) and Mr. Thomas Egebo, Danish Vice Minister of Energy, Utilities and Climate, during his visit in Vietnam (in September). The partners also discussed Vietnams…

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…

New Finnish Ambassador to Vietnam presented credentials

H.E. Ambassador Kari Kahiluoto presented his Letters of Credence to President of Vietnam Trần Đại Quang on 26th September. The President told Finish ambassador Kari Kahiluoto that Vietnam regards Finland as an important trade partner in the Nordic region and welcomes the country’s initiative to establish a strategic partnership in a number of areas, reported…

Vietnam-Finland International School being developed

A ‘Finnish School Day’ was arranged during 28 – 29 October 2017 at Ton Duc Thang University in Hanoi to commemorate the 100th Independence anniversary of Finland (1917-2017), the 45th diplomatic establishment anniversary between Vietnam and Finland, as well as the 20th establishment anniversary of Ton Duc Thang University (TDTU). The project development board of…

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…

Innovative Finnish solutions at Saigon Innovation Week

During 23-28 October Embassy of Finland in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Ministry of Science and Technology and Vietnam-Finland Innovation Partnership Programme – IPP organised the ‘HCMC Innovation Startup and Entrepreneurship Week 2017’ (WHISE 2017), opened by H.E Ambassador Kari Kahiluoto. The Saigon Innovation Week, which included hundreds of innovative activities, was an opportunity to…