Category: International relations

Thai Embassy in Copenhagen celebrates 160 year anniversary

The Royal Thai Embassy in Copenhagen will celebrate the 160 Year Anniversary of the “Treaty of Friendship, Commerce, and Navigation” between Denmark and Siam with a reception for invited guests on Wednesday 27 June 2018, at 16.00 – 18.30 hrs at the Thai Ambassador’s Residence in Hellerup, north of Copenhagen. According to the program, His Excellency…

First ever Nordic Day celebrations held in Malaysia

8 May 2018 saw the first Nordic Day celebrations ever held in Malaysia, as the five Nordic missions in Kuala Lumpur gathered friends and colleagues to celebrate years of ever-closer cooperation within what is perhaps the most integrated region in the world. Over 450 invited guests were present to mark the occasion, which took place…

UN and Sweden held 7 Day Challenge in Vietnam

In April the Embassy of Sweden in Hanoi together with the United Nations (UN) in Vietnam and Live&Learn arranged an initiative called the ‘7 Day Challenge’. The 7 Day Challenge was part of the organisors’ efforts to promote the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the UN, Agenda 2030 and an important event to mark the upcoming…

Norway hailed as peace facilitator by Philippines

“We, both the rebels and the government, cannot walk away from the negotiating table because Norway has consistently been there.” The words comes from the Philippines’ Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) Secretary Jesus G. Dureza who applauded Norway for acting as a facilitator between the government and the rebels. “There is an umbilical…

Danish PM warns Greenland not allow Chinese entrepreneurs build airports

Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen warns Greenland’s Home Rule Government not to allow a Chinese contractor to build airports in Greenland. The message is that the Danish government will not accept that the Prime Minister of Greenland Kim Kielsen and his government can decide on their own whether Danish, Western or Chinese contractors will…

Tax treaty signed between Finland and Hong Kong

Finland and Hong Kong have signed a tax treaty on 24 May. When in force, it further highlights Finland’s position as a secure and predictable destination for Hong Kong investors. The new agreement will contribute to a continued fruitful economic cooperation between individuals and companies in both Finland and Hong Kong. An investment protection agreement…

Denmark enhances green energy co-op with SE Asia

Denmark has strenghtened the pursuit towards green energy with three Southeast Asian countries – Indonesia, China and Vietnam. On May 16th, The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) revealed plans to enhance coorporation and form partnerships with 12 countries worldwide on the occasion of the Clean Energy Ministrial (CEM9). The coorporation aims to support the Paris-agreement efforts…

Sweden launches new developement strategy for Myanmar

A Swedish delegation recently met with the Minister of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement in Myanmar. According to their Facebook page, they discussed 2Sweden’s humanitarian and development support in Myanmar. The new Swedish development strategy for Myanmar further increases Sweden’s engagements in Myanmar. This means that Sweden is continuously committed to improve the lives of…