Category: International relations

Artist Maritta Nurmi nominated “Creative Person of the Year” in Vietnam

The Embassy of Finland in Hanoi has nominated artist Maritta Nurmi “Creative Person of the Year” on Wednesday, 18 December 2012. Nurmi has lived and worked in Vietnam for 18 years. Her artistic practice includes painting and installation. She has held nearly 20 solo exhibitions in Finland, Vietnam, Thailand, Sweden, and the United States. With…

Finland-Vietnam ties logo contest announced winner

A third-year student of the Hanoi University of Industrial Arts has won a logo design competition for the 40th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Finland and Vietnam. “It is a simple but efficient, modern design, easy to use and remember, with a part of the star flying for tomorrow!” the jury said in a Finish…

Norwegian Embassy pushes CO2 Storage Potential in Indonesia

Deputy Head of Mission Marianne Damhaug explaining Norway’s position on CCS. Photo: Norwegian Embassy The Norwegian Embassy in Indonesia on Dec 13 opened a seminar arranged by CCOP, ITB, Geological Agency and Petrad in Bandung. Representatives from oil and gas regulatory and supervisory agencies, research organizations, national oil and gas companies, data management as well…

A Finnish landmark in the Philippines

The Finnish Embassy’s celebration of independence on Dec 6 was more subdued, because its Philippine embassy was closing on the same day. Ambassador Heikki Hannikainen noted that they had at least been able to celebrate the event in the country since their arrival in 2008. “However, we are certainly not leaving the Philippines all together…we…

3rd meeting of Justice Partnership Programme held in Hanoi

The Danish Ambassador, John Nielsen and Vietnam’s Vice Minister of Justice, Hoang The Lien opened the 3rd Partnership Committee meeting of the Justice Partnership Programme on Dec 20. Representatives of the Central Judicial Reform Steering Committee, Ministry of Justice, Supreme People’s Court, Supreme People’s Procuracy, Vietnam Bar Federation, justice Initiative Facilitation Fund, EU delegation, Swedish…

Denmark supports Vietnam’s sustainable development for fisheries sector

The Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and the Embassy of Denmark in Hanoi on December 21 hold a conference to wrap up the fisheries sector programme support phase II (FSPS II). Deputy Minister of MARD, Mr Vu Van Tam and Danish Ambassador, Mr John Nielsen co-chaired the event. Over seven years from…

Denmark and Vietnam extend cooperation in Agriculture

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Cao Duc Phat and the Danish Ambassador for Vietnam John Nielsen on Dec 20, signed a 12-month extension for the DKK 230 million agriculture and rural development Sector Programme. The Programme supports five provinces, Dak Lak, Dak Nong, Dien Bien, Lai Chau and Lao Cai with sector budget…

Danish royals kicked off LEGO building competition in China

[wzslider autoplay=”true”] On December 8, 2012, LEGO kicked off their Asian-wide competition “Build Your Own World” in the presence of H.R.H. Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and H.R.H. Crown Princess Mary of Denmark. Upon arrival to LEGOs shop in Chaoyang Park, in central Beijing, The Crown Prince Couple were welcomed by General Manager of LEGO,…

Denmark’s Climate, Energy and Buildings Minister discusses ‘green’ energy in China

The Danish Minister for Climate, Energy and Buildings, Martin Lidegaard, visited Beijing from the 17th – 18th of December to meet with fellow Chinese ministers and energy sector executives. During his visit, Minister Lidegaard, and the Danish Ambassador to China, Mr. Friis Arne Petersen, had meetings with Mr. Wan Gang, Minister of Science of Technology,…

Copenhagen’s Vice Mayor visited Beijing

Vice Mayor of Copenhagen, Ms. Pia Allerslev, visited Beijing to follow up on Copenhagen’s sister city agreement with the Chinese capitol. The Vice Mayor of Culture and Leisure of Copenhagen, Ms. Pia Allerslev, visited Beijing from the 15th of December to the 20th of December in order to follow up on Copenhagen’s sister city agreement…