Category: International relations

TSCC held Nobel-themed Gala Dinner and 30th Anniversary Celebration

The Thai-Swedish Chamber of Commerce marked 30 years as organisation in 2019, culminating with its ‘TSCC Nobel Gala Dinner’ grand celebration, held in Bangkok on Saturday 23 November. Members and friends from far and near had also flown in for the auspicious occasion. Those from abroad (Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia and Sweden) were especially highlighted with…

Swedish ambassador met with Cambodian labour minister

Ambassador Björn Häggmark underlined the importance of labour conditions and skills development during the meeting with Labour Minister Ith Samheng, on 13th January 2020. The purpose was to discuss development in the employment and vocational training sectors in the Kingdom. Mr Häggmark mentioned the importance of labour conditions and skills development during the meeting. The…

Danish ambassador and UN representative participated in Vietnam corruption barometer 2019 forum

The Launching of the Vietnam Corruption Barometer (VCB 2019) had more than 120 delegates attended two events, on 7 January in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City on 9 January 2020. Honorary guests were Ambassadors of Denmark and Belgium to Vietnam, representatives of Embassies and United Nations organizations, government Inspectorate, Central Committee for Internal Affairs,…

Kathrine and Simon teach in Thailand: “Like running your own company”

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Physical contact, meat balls, parent-teacher relationship and hours spent in the class room. These are merely some of the differences between teaching in Denmark and in Thailand. Read about two young teachers’ road from Northern Denmark to Bangkok and their change in teaching lifestyle. Only about five million people in the world speaks Danish. It…

Norwegian industry minister expressed positive progress on free-trade deal with China

Norway aims to reach a free-trade agreement with China by the end of 2020, Norwegian Industry minister said on 8th January 2020, H.E. Torbjoern Roe Isaksen told Reuters during an industry conference in Oslo, “By the end of last year we had good progress in the talks, we continue to be optimistic and think it…

Kicking off football tournament for drug awareness

On 8 January 2020, the Office of the Narcotics Control Board kicked off the year with a football tournament to raise awareness on drugs in Thailand. This is the second time the Friendship Futsal Games take place, and it has even attracted a few Scandinavian players. For the second year in a row, the sixth…

Faroe islands telecom company and PM did not feel any pressure from China regarding Huawei

The Chinese embassy in Denmark tweeted that “the Chinese Ambassador to Denmark performed his normal duties when discussing with the Faroese government about the relations between two countries.” The tweet also accused the US of bullying Huawei, the Chinese company, and therefore the Chinese ambassador had to ensure fair treatment, according to CPH post online…

Swedish education specialist visited rural cities in Cambodia for better understanding of the situation and how to improve it

The Steering Committee of the Swedish Capacity Development Partnership Fund (CDPF) went on a field visit and study tour to Mondulkiri province in Cambodia from the 10th to 13th December 2019. One of the main objectives was to get a better understanding of education challenges for indigenous people in the province. This was partly done…

Norway passed a new law regarding dual citizenship from 1st January 2020

The Royal Embassy of Norway in Bangkok announced a new law that allows Norwegians to hold dual citizenship from 1st January 2020. The statement said: If you are a Norwegian citizen and wish to become a citizen of another country after January 1 2020, you will be able to have double citizenship, according to Norwegian…