Category: International relations

Norway, Thai foreign affairs ministries meet in Thailand

On 21 – 22 February Norwegian State Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Ms. Marianne Hagen, made the first visit to Thailand at a political level since the coup in 2014, reports the Royal Norwegian Embassy, Bangkok. Her programme entailed both a bilateral visit as well as participation in the UN Global Sustainable Development Goal on Affordable…

Denmark’s ambassador visited Timor Leste

Apart from Indonesia, Ambassador Rasmus Abildgaard Kristensen is also accredited to Timor-Leste, Papua New Guinea and ASEAN. The Ambassador paid a visit to Dili, Timor-Leste, to present his letter of credentials from Her Majesty the Queen of Denmark to the President of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, HE Francisco Guterres Lú Olo. While in Dili…

New study: Palm oil demand to increase six-fold by 2030

Should the current bio fuel-demand for palm oil continue to rise, the demand for it may be six times higher than it is today. That is the basic conclusion of a study written by Dr. Chris Malins, a researcher at Cerulogy, a consultancy firm for the industry of cleaner fuels.  Likewise, the study was paid…

Norway Malaysia NBIM seminar, Malaysia development presentation

The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur together with the Norway Malaysia Business Council hosted a breakfast seminar with the Norwegian Bank Investment Management (NBIM) and an evening presentation on Just Faaland’s contributions to the development of Malaysia by Dr. Rais Saniman. On January 24 the Global Head of Special Mandates at NBIM’s office in…

Swedish minister criticizes EU’s stand on Malaysian palm oil

Palm oil is wrongfully discriminated against by the European Union. The notable message was delivered to reporters by the Swedish Minister for Entrepreneur and Innovation, Mikael Damberg, at the Sweden-Southeast Asia Business Summit last week. On the 17th of January this year, the EU voted to begin phasing out palm oil from the EU energy…

Nordic Day 2018 held in Yangon

The ’Nordic Day 2018’ was held at the Nordic House in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma). Naw Susana Hla Hla Soe was guest of honour, holding a speech about gender equality. The Embassy of Sweden Section office in Yangon expressed gratitude towards their sponsors, partners and guests, making this Nordic Day the “best so far”. “We are…

Vietnam-Denmark Tvet project workshop held

Education leaders from Denmark, the Asian Development Bank, Vietnamese policy-makers, Vietnamese school and company beneficiaries attended a workshop in early January to review the first year of Danish-Vietnamese Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Project. The project’s main activities, success stories, pitfalls and common problems as well as policy recommendations were the major issues…

Finland’s Minister of Justice visited China

“Violence and other harassment against women and girls are serious problems both in Finland and in other countries. We should share information on the extent of the phenomenon and the different forms it takes so that we can plan and carry out effective measures to tackle the problem together,” said Minister of Justice Antti Häkkänen…

Danish week – Sustainable City Solutions in Vietnam

In December 2017, the Embassy of Denmark in Vietnam launched a series of events under the theme ‘Danish week – Sustainable City Solutions’ in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. The campaign included exhibitions, seminars, film screening, master classes and a competition looking for practical ideas on how to ensure greener and cleaner cities. The…