Category: International relations

Sino-Finnish ski tunnel project in Northeast China

Finland’s Ambassador to China Mr Jarno Syrjälä visited (in September 2018) the Beishan ski tunnel project in Jilin City, Northeast China. The ski tunnel is being built as a Sino-Finnish cooperation project and the China national cross-country skiing team will start training there in the autumn. Hits: 194

China Denmark Regions, Cities Forum 2018

The China Denmark Regions and Cities Forum 2018, taking place during 20-21 November, is a conference organized by the City of Aarhus and Central Denmark Region, Chinese Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries and the Danish Embassy in Beijing. As 2018 marks the 10-year anniversary of the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership between China and Denmark, these…

Danish-Vietnamese rooftop composting initiative

The Danish embassy in October reported that the Denmark – Vietnam Alumni Network had successfully maximized the green rooftop of Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) with its Rooftop Composting Project. Built on the principle of circular economy, the project aims to reduce waste by recycling it in new ways while making cities…

China-Finland Committee for Innovative Business Cooperation

The 3rd meeting of China-Finland Committee for Innovative Business Cooperation was organized on 8 November in Shanghai during the China International Import Expo (preceded by working groups meetings on 7 November). Finland’s Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Anne-Mari Virolainen also attended the Committee meeting. The Committee was established during President Xi’s visit to Finland…

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.…

Sneak peek at Swedish upcoming photo exhibition

In 2019 the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok will showcase a photo exhibition to celebrate 150 years of friendship between Sweden and Thailand. Now, the Embassy gives sneak peeks on their facebook page. The photo exhibition will picture Thais with relations to Sweden and Swedes with relations to Thailand. The exhibition will open on 4…

Swedish embassy in Singapore beach cleanup

On 27 October the Embassy of Sweden, Singapore participated in a beach cleanup activity at the Changi Coastal Walk organized by the EU delegation in Singapore under the headline ‘Together for the Ocean’. The aim of this activity was to signal the importance that the EU and its member states attach to the fight against…

Niclas Kvarnström: Debuts as Ambassador in Singapore

There are changes at the Embassy of Sweden in Singapore. A new ambassador has arrived and the embassy relocated to a new address in November. On 27 September HE Mr Niclas Kvarnström presented his credentials as the new Head of the Swedish Mission in Singapore to President Halimah Yacob. Niclas Kvarnström arrived to Singapore along…