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Swedish Embassy distributed 1000 helmets to students

On 8 November the Embassy of Sweden in Hanoi distributed nearly 1,000 high-quality helmets to students at Ba Dinh Primary School in Hanoi. Today, the Embassy of Sweden in Vietnam with great support from our Swedish companies, AstraZeneca, Volvo, ABB, Ericsson, SKF and Tetra Pak distributed nearly 1,000 high-quality helmets to students at Ba Dinh…

Nokia has signed big contracts with Chinese companies

Finnish Nokia has on 7 November signed contracts with China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom at China International Import Expo in Shanghai. The contracts are worth a combined value of more than EUR 2 billion, according to Nokia. “We are excited to continue our close collaboration with these important customers in China, to drive…

Danish Crown has signed major deal with Chinese company

Danish Crown and Chinese Alibaba’s Win-Chain on 6 November signed an agreement on weekly deliveries of 250 tonnes of Danish pork from Danish Crown’s new factory in China. The deliveries will start during summer 2019 and continue for five years. The agreement is worth at least 300 million euro (2,3 billion DKK), according to Danish…

Denmark’s innovations showcased at Vietwater 2018

Danish technologies, products and solutions were shown at the Danish pavilion at Vietwater 2018, which started on 7 November in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The Danish pavilion consisted of the Danish Embassy in Vietnam and six members of the Confederation of Danish Industry which are all leading Danish companies within the water sector, according…

Espoo and Shanghai: 20 years of sister cities

On 7 November the 20th anniversary of sister city relations between Espoo in Finland and Shanghai in China were celebrated at St. Regis hotel in Shanghai. Opening words were delivered by Finland’s Ambassador to China Jarno Syrjälä, Mayor of Espoo city Jukka Mäkelä and Shanghai FAO Deputy Secretary General Liu Guangyong. China International Import Expo,…

Thai-Norwegian collaboration on plant genetic center

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault and the Nordic Genetic Resource Centre (NordGen) are visiting Thailand during the second week of November to collaborate on the establishment of a Thai National Plant Genetic Resource Center. During their visit, NordGen will share insights on the safeguarding and sustainable use of plants, farm animals and forest genetic resources.…

Swedish Ambassador promoted women’s leadership

On 6 November Sweden’s Ambassador to Thailand, Staffan Herrström, participated in a panel at a seminar on promoting women’s leadership and political participation. At the seminar, the Ambassador shared experiences from women’s leadership in Swedish politics, also stressing the key factor of convincing men that they are also benefiting from gender equality. The seminar was…