Category: International relations

Nordic Ambassadors’ Luncheon in the Philippines

The Nordic Business Council Philippines (NBCP) gathered the Philippine-Nordic business community for the Nordic Ambassadors’ Luncheon at the New World Makati Hotel Ballroom on Thursday 6 June 6 2013. More than 100 people participated in the event, in presence of the Nordic ambassadors to the Philippines together with DTI Undersecretary Ponciano C. Manalo, Jr. After welcome…

China, Finland look to boost parliamentary cooperation

China and Finland on Friday agreed to further their inter-parliamentary cooperation. The agreement was reached as visiting Finnish Parliament Speaker Eero Heinaluoma met with China’s top legislator Zhang Dejiang and top political advisor Yu Zhengsheng on Thursday afternoon in Beijing. In April, leaders of the two countries reached an important consensus on constructing a new…

Norwegian Embassy supports Young Lives study

Supported by the Norwegian Embassy in Vietnam, a new report from Young Lives – an international study of childhood poverty – has recently been launched. The report demonstrates how attending school is only one set of influences on a child’s learning, and that home backgrounds and early childhood development are crucial factors to be considered…

Denmark considers reopening embassy in the Phillipines

Impressed by the political and business reforms the Philippines is undergoing, the government of Denmark is keen on boosting trade and is eyeing “a more permanent presence” other than through its honorary consuls, reports the Inquirer. Danish Ambassador-designate Nicolai Ruge cited a growing interest among Danish investors in the Philippines amid the country’s recent economic…

China asks for Sino/Danish cooperation in green technology

Visiting top Chinese political adviser Yu Zhengsheng met in Copenhagen on Thursday with Danish leaders and urged the two sides to strengthen cooperation in green technology and other areas. China, faced with the important task of realizing green growth, and Denmark, boasting advanced technologies, ideologies and experience in this area, enjoy huge cooperation potential, Yu…

Denmark to deepen strategic partnership with China

Denmark will make continuous efforts to strengthen mutually beneficial cooperation and deepen the comprehensive strategic partnership with China, Danish Foreign Minister Villy Søvndal said Tuesday in a written interview with the Chinese post, Xinhua. Søvndal made the remarks on the official visit by Yu Zhengsheng, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political…

China to build research center for Arctic region

China will expand its study of the Arctic’s resources as well as the region’s shipping and economic potential, the main Chinese institute for polar research said on Wednesday. The Polar Research Institute of China said it plans to establish a China-Nordic Arctic Research Center in Shanghai to increase awareness and knowledge of the area and…

Danish Ambassador visits General Prem

On 28 May 2013, Danish Ambassador Mikael Hemniti Winther paid a courtesy visit to the President of the Privy Council of Thailand and former Prime Minister General Prem Tinsulanonda. They exchanged information about the relations between Thailand and Denmark, including the Royal Families and about the general political situation in Thailand. Source

Swedish Firms May Invest Up to $500m in Indonesia

Eight companies from Sweden have expressed interest in investing up to $500 million in total in Indonesia, Industry Minister M.S. Hidayat said on Sunday. The minister, who is part of an envoy of Indonesian officials led by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono that traveled to Sweden and the United States, said that Swedish companies interested in…

China, Finland eye further cooperation

China and Finland on Friday agreed to further their cooperation on trade and arctic affairs and foster high-level parliamentary exchanges. The agreement was reached in talks between visiting top Chinese political advisor Yu Zhengsheng and Finnish Parliament Speaker Eero Heinaluoma. The two sides vowed to work together to transfer the political consensus reached between leaders…