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Indonesia participates in Finland travel fair

Indonesia participated in Matka Nordic Travel Fair held in Helsinki on 17-20 January 2019. In order to attract tourist from Northern Europe, Indonesia chose the archipelago’s unique experiences, such as local coffee and spices and musical instruments to be promoted in this fair. “Indonesia’s participation in the Matka Nordic Travel Fair is part of our…

IKEA plans to invest in Vietnam

IKEA, the Swedish world’s largest furniture retailer, plans to invest an estimated $450 million in a retail and warehouse system in Hanoi, according to Nguyen Duc Chung, chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee. Nguyen Duc Chung revealed the news at a recent conference held by the Ministry of Industry and Trade. IKEA shop in Vietnam is expected to…

New direct flight from Shanghai to Finland

Juneyao Air will open a direct route from Shanghai Pudong Airport to Helsinki Airport. Daily flights will be available on June-July 2019 and operated with a new Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.  New direct connections are expected to increase the number of Chinese tourists and also offer new tourism opportunities from Finland to China and Asia.  According to…

China gives Award to Norwegian scientist

Nils Stenseth, a Norwegian scientist has won the 2018 International Scientific Cooperation Award of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) along with Singaporean and Japanese scientists on Thursday, 18th January 2019. According to the CAS’s website “the winners are Singaporean fracture mechanics expert Shih Choon Fong, Norwegian ecologist Nils Stenseth and Japanese climatologist Toshio Koike.…

Sweden-Cambodia sign MoU for training and research support

The Swedish Embassy in Cambodia signed a memorandum of understanding with the Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP) to fund a high-quality training and research institute on Wednesday 16th January 2019. This fund provides $10 million for a four-year pilot phase. This agreement aims to strengthen RUPP’s information and communications technology (ICT) foundation and to…

Swedish Ambassador visits Thai Minister of Social Development & Human Security

Swedish Ambassador, Staffan Herrström paid a courtesy visit to H.E. General Anantaporn Kanjanarat, Minister of Social Development & Human Security on Wednesday, 16 January 2019. During the visit, Herrström and Kanjanarat discussed their view and concern toward mutual issue in gender equality, promotion of women’s rights and the protection of children’s rights. Especially in the children’s…

UN, Norwegian NGO ask Myanmar govt to allow aid into Rakhine

  The United Nations and the Norwegian Refugee Council ask the Myanmar government to allow aid organization to help refugees displaced by the recent surge of violence in northern Rakhine after they were previously banned by the government. Laura Marshall, acting country director for the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) in Myanmar expresses her concern about populations…