Category: International relations

NIRAS opens its new office in Manila

NIRAS, a leading Scandinavian consulting engineering company, held an official open ceremony of its new office in Manila, Philippines on 17 January 2019. Among the attendees, there were H.E. Mr. Harald Fries, the Swedish Ambassador to the Philippines, Tor Lundström, NIRAS International Development Consulting Director, Antti Inkinen, NIRAS Finland Director and NIRAS colleagues from around the…

Swedish Ambassador visits Vice president of Philippines

Harald Fries, Sweden’s Ambassador to Philippines, paid a courtesy visit to Leni Robredo, Vice president on Thursday, 24 January 2019. To strengthen the cooperation between Sweden and Philippines, the Ambassador and Vice president discussed concerning topics especially in the field of gender equality and women’s economic empowerment in Philippines. According to Embassy of Sweden in Manila, “the…

Sweden-Cambodia sign MoU for training and research support

The Swedish Embassy in Cambodia signed a memorandum of understanding with the Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP) to fund a high-quality training and research institute on Wednesday 16th January 2019. This fund provides $10 million for a four-year pilot phase. This agreement aims to strengthen RUPP’s information and communications technology (ICT) foundation and to…

Swedish Ambassador visits Thai Minister of Social Development & Human Security

Swedish Ambassador, Staffan Herrström paid a courtesy visit to H.E. General Anantaporn Kanjanarat, Minister of Social Development & Human Security on Wednesday, 16 January 2019. During the visit, Herrström and Kanjanarat discussed their view and concern toward mutual issue in gender equality, promotion of women’s rights and the protection of children’s rights. Especially in the children’s…

First Chinese airline to commence flights directly to Finland

Tibet Airlines will be the first Chinese airline to commence long haul flights between Finland and Jinan, located half way between Beijing and Shanghai. If the prices are attractive and connecting flights schedules are available without too long waiting time, this will open a new route for Finns and other Nordic expats in China to…

Vietnam and Finland sign MoU on cooperation support

Kai Pontinen, representing South Ostrobothnia Regional Council, and Nguyen Duc Chung, Chairman of Hanoi People’s Committee, signed together a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on bilateral cooperation enhancement during a meeting in Hanoi on on Monday 7 January 2019. The purpose of the MoU is to enhance the bilateral relationship and cooperation between Finland and Vietnam…

The President of Finland to visit China on 14 – 15 January 2019

President Sauli Niinistö and his spouse, Mrs. Jenni Haukio, will make a state visit to China on January 14-15, 2019. President Sauli Niinistö will meet with President of China Xi Jinping in Beijing on Monday, January 14 2019. To tighten bilateral relationship between Finland and China, the Presidents will discuss relations between the super powers…