Category: International relations

Espoo and Shanghai: 20 years of sister cities

On 7 November the 20th anniversary of sister city relations between Espoo in Finland and Shanghai in China were celebrated at St. Regis hotel in Shanghai. Opening words were delivered by Finland’s Ambassador to China Jarno Syrjälä, Mayor of Espoo city Jukka Mäkelä and Shanghai FAO Deputy Secretary General Liu Guangyong. China International Import Expo,…

Thai-Norwegian collaboration on plant genetic center

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault and the Nordic Genetic Resource Centre (NordGen) are visiting Thailand during the second week of November to collaborate on the establishment of a Thai National Plant Genetic Resource Center. During their visit, NordGen will share insights on the safeguarding and sustainable use of plants, farm animals and forest genetic resources.…

Sneak peek at Swedish upcoming photo exhibition

In 2019 the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok will showcase a photo exhibition to celebrate 150 years of friendship between Sweden and Thailand. Now, the Embassy gives sneak peeks on their facebook page. The photo exhibition will picture Thais with relations to Sweden and Swedes with relations to Thailand. The exhibition will open on 4…

Swedish embassy in Singapore beach cleanup

On 27 October the Embassy of Sweden, Singapore participated in a beach cleanup activity at the Changi Coastal Walk organized by the EU delegation in Singapore under the headline ‘Together for the Ocean’. The aim of this activity was to signal the importance that the EU and its member states attach to the fight against…

Niclas Kvarnström: Debuts as Ambassador in Singapore

There are changes at the Embassy of Sweden in Singapore. A new ambassador has arrived and the embassy relocated to a new address in November. On 27 September HE Mr Niclas Kvarnström presented his credentials as the new Head of the Swedish Mission in Singapore to President Halimah Yacob. Niclas Kvarnström arrived to Singapore along…

Nordic Night in Jakarta: embassies celebrated joint National Day 2018

The Embassies of the Nordic countries Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden jointly celebrated their National days for the fourth consecutive year on Thursday 18 October in Jakarta – this time in an evening atmosphere. The Nordic countries are on the forefront of renewable energy, sustainable waste management, Co2-neutral transportation and green cities. With this in…

Finnish ambassador met with Burmese politicians

On 18 October Finnish Ambassador to Myanmar, Ms. Riikka Laatu, met with speakers from the Lower and Upper Houses of the Parliament of Myanmar. During Ms. Riikka Laatu’s meeting with Lower House speaker U T Khun Myat, they discussed bilateral cooperation between Finnish and Myanmar parliaments, education, health, forestry sector, development in democracy and peace,…

Finnish Foreign Trade, Development minister in Jakarta

Finnish Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Ms. Anne-Mari Virolainen visited Jakarta with a Finnish business delegation during 8 -10 October. Minister Virolainen met with the Indonesian Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Ignasius Jonan, Minister of Trade Enggartiasto Lukita, Minister of Industry Airlangga Hartarto, Minister of Environment and Forestry Siti Nurbaya, and Minister of…

Minister Lintilä led Team Finland visit to Vietnam

On 14–19 October 2018 Finland’s Minister of Economic Affairs Mika Lintilä headed a Team Finland visit to Vietnam to promote exports and internationalisation of Finnish companies. The business delegation accompanying the Minister consisted in 24 representatives especially from the sectors of energy, water and waste management technology, bioeconomy and digital technology. During the visit, Minister…