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Finnish envoy visited Rohingya camps

Several Finnish officials visited Rohingya camps in Bangladesh on 29 September 2018. Ambassador of Finland to Myanmar Riikka Laatu and Ambassador of Finland to Bangladesh and India Nina Vaskunlahti have visited the Red Cross Red Crescent emergency hospital and the Rohingya camps in Kutupalong of Cox’s Bazar, according to New Age Bangladesh. “I wish to…

Opening of Nordic Film Festival in Bangkok

The Nordic Film Festival 2018 in Bangkok started on 27 September 2018. On the evening of 27 September, this year’s Nordic Film Festival was opened with a blast. The four Nordic Embassies, sponsor partners, media and friends gathered at the Quartier CineArt to celebrate the screenings of eight Nordic films. The film screenings take place…

Danish fund gives grants to Myanmar businesses

The Responsible Business Fund has approved 185 grants to enterprises in Myanmar. The Responsible Business Fund (RBF) Board, chaired by Danish Ambassador John Nielsen, has reviewed 202 Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) wishes for grants. 185 grants were approved covering a broad geographic range including projects in Chin State, Kayah State and Tanintharyi. RBF is is…

Beijing Design Week: Danish Crown prince opened Danish exhibition

Crown prince Frederik, the Danish Minister of Culture Mette Bock and Lord Mayor Frank Jensen together cut the tap for the exhibition “Living is giving” on 27 September at Beijing Design Week 2018. Watch them in the video below: Copenhagen is guest city of this year’s Beijing Design Week, which means visitors can find a…

Plan International and Telenor Group has entered new partnership

Plan International and Telenor Groups has announced a new partnership that includes Scandinavia, Myanmar and Thailand. On 25 September 2018 Plan International and Telenor Group announced a three years partnership, where they will collaborate on enhancing children and young people’s skills for a digital future. Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization that…

Global Entrepreneurship Network focusing on Asia held in Thailand

Thailand hosted the first ever Global Entrepreneurship Network conference focused on Asia on 20-23 September 2018. As part of the large-scale Global Entrepreneurship Asia Conference (GEN Asia), the Danish Ambassador Uffe Wolffhechel and his wife, Susie A. Ruff, together with GEN Thailand invited start-ups, entrepreneurs and young people from the creative businesses for a Friday…

King of Sweden sends condolences to Vietnam’s Deputy President

King Carl XVI Gustaf has sent his condolences after the death of the President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. King Carl XVI Gustaf has sent his condolences to Vietnam’s Deputy President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh after the death of the President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Tran Dai Quang on 21 September 2018.…

University in Singapore receives millions to attract Swedish scientists

Nanyang Technological University in Singapore has received S$9m to attract top young scientists from Swedish universities. The donation comes from The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, a private financier of research in Sweden, and the money will be used to establish a new postdoctoral fellowship programme at Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore). The new programme…