Category: International relations

Denmark highlights 160 years old treaty with Thailand

Exactly 160 years ago on 21 May, H.M. King Frederik VII of Denmark, H.M. King Mongkut and H.M. King Pinklao of Siam signed the Treaty of Friendship, Commerce and Navigation and established the diplomatic relations between Denmark and Thailand, reports the Embassy of Denmark in Bangkok. “This treaty became the stepping-stone of the first diplomatic…

Chinese kindergarten teachers to run with Crown Prince of Denmark

Today the annual Royal Run takes off in Denmark celebrating the 50th birthday of Frederik, the Crown Prince of Denmark. And coinciding with the run – which will take place in five of Denmark’s largest cities – is a small group of Chinese pedagogues learning about the Danish way of taking care of children –…

Finnish agriculture minister Jari Leppä visited China

Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Jari Leppä visited Shanghai and Beijing on 15-18 May, promoting Finnish food and wood exports and Finnish-Chinese water cooperation. In Shanghai Minister Leppä visited the SIAL Food Innovation Exhibition and Finland’s country stand presented by Food from Finland, showcasing Finnish companies that produce high value-added foods. Present at the exhibition…

Danish business minister Brian Mikkelsen, delegation visited the Philippines

A Danish delegation headed by The Danish Minister for Industry, Business and Financial Affairs, Brian Mikkelsen has visited the Philippines. Along the minister, the Confederation of Danish Industry, Healthcare Denmark, State of Green, The Danish Agriculture & Food Council, Food Nation and the Danish Embassy in Manila participated during 7 – 9 May 2018. The…

Chinese Chamber of Commerce launches in Copenhagen

On the 8th of May, a Chinese Chamber of Commerce (CCCD) finally opened in Denmark, with 16 founding members to cut the ribbon and promote trade between the two countries. And the Chinese enterprises behind the chamber, 16 companies, has made investments in Denmark totalling to about 2 billion kroner and created over a 1.000…

Scandinavian embassies call to release of jailed Burmese journalists

The two jailed Burmese journalists still causes uproar in the international society, including embassies based in Myanmar. And on the occasion of the World Press Freedom Day, the embassies and section offices were seldom quiet on the current imprisonment – not only of the two journalists, but also of the police officer defending them. The…

Norwegian Minister of Fisheries to visit China once again

The Norwegian Minister of Fisheries, Per Sandberg, is due to pay a visit to China once again. “China is an important market for Norwegian seafood. Meanwhile it is an enormous potential for further development of the seafood trade,” Per Sandberg said in a press release. During the visit the Minister will have political talks with…

Thailand detains Cambodian opposition leader based in Denmark

Thailand has detained the leader of the Cambodian opposition party Khmer National Liberation Front, Sam Serey, who lives in Denmark. He was detained by Thai police on Thursday the 28th of April at an immigration center north of Bangkok while trying to get his visa extended. The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed to Associated…

Nordic Innovation funds Hong Kong incubator

Building on the success of the Nordic Innovation Houses in Silicon Valley and New York government agencies from four Nordic countries have joined forces to open soft landing incubators in both Singapore and Hong Kong. Nordic Innovation has now decided to grant the Nordic part of the financing. Nordic Innovation House is a soft-landing concept…

NordCham and Philippines-Sweden Business Council to collaborate

On April 23, Nordic Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) and its newly-established the Philippines-Sweden Business Council (PSBC). The key objective of the MoU is to strengthen economic and trade ties between the Republic of the Philippines and the Nordic…