Category: International relations

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…

First Chinese airline to commence flights directly to Finland

Tibet Airlines will be the first Chinese airline to commence long haul flights between Finland and Jinan, located half way between Beijing and Shanghai. If the prices are attractive and connecting flights schedules are available without too long waiting time, this will open a new route for Finns and other Nordic expats in China to…

Vietnam and Finland sign MoU on cooperation support

Kai Pontinen, representing South Ostrobothnia Regional Council, and Nguyen Duc Chung, Chairman of Hanoi People’s Committee, signed together a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on bilateral cooperation enhancement during a meeting in Hanoi on on Monday 7 January 2019. The purpose of the MoU is to enhance the bilateral relationship and cooperation between Finland and Vietnam…

The President of Finland to visit China on 14 – 15 January 2019

President Sauli Niinistö and his spouse, Mrs. Jenni Haukio, will make a state visit to China on January 14-15, 2019. President Sauli Niinistö will meet with President of China Xi Jinping in Beijing on Monday, January 14 2019. To tighten bilateral relationship between Finland and China, the Presidents will discuss relations between the super powers…

Thais top list of work permits granted to Swedish immigrants

In 2018, Thai citizens (5,148) moved to Sweden to work and were granted a Swedish work permit more than any other nationality while China (928) is ranked 4th. According to the Local Sweden’s website, total 48,639 people applied for a first-time work permit and almost 80 percent (40,341) including their families and partners, were accepted on…

Visit the Thai-Swedish Photo Exhibition in Bangkok

In celebration of 150 years of friendship between Sweden and Thailand, the Swedish Embassy’s photo exhibition ”Neighbours from afar”, is now exhibited at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) until January 20 2019. According to Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok’s Facebook page, the exhibition reflects on the unique people to people relations and displays 15…