Category: International relations

Aker Group helps China built first home built icebreaker

Finland’s Aker Arctic Technology in Helsinki and the Marine Design and Research Institute in Shanghai jointly designed China’s first domestically built icebreaker, Xuelong 2(Snow Dragon 2). The icebreaker was on 11 July 2019 delivered to the Chinese Ministry of Natural Resources’ Polar Research Institute at a commissioning ceremony at Jiangnan Shipyard Group, which built the…

Finland wins race to get China centre

Finland has won the race to get an important China-Europe technology centre. The Chinese and European centre for innovation has been officially launched in a former hospital building in Helsinki. GBTimes has reported that the centre “will be a platform for the transformation and cooperation of Sino-Finnish scientific and technological achievements”. Officially known Chinese-European Center…

Norwegian Embassy supported Malaysia to ratify UN treaty against torture

On July8, representatives from Royal Norwegian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur joined “Regional Dialogue on Malaysia’s Accession to the United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (UNCAT).” The regional dialogue on Malaysia’s Accession to UUCAT was held by the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) and the European Union…

Singapore’s Minister spoke on ageing society at the forum in Helsinki

Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State for Health of Singapore participated in High-Level Forum on the Silver Economy as one of the forum speakers. Running from July 9-10 in Helsinki, Finland, this forum was organized for the first time by the Finnish government and the Global Coalition on Ageing. It brought together business leaders and…

Swedish Embassy hosted “Smart Mobility Workshop” in Jakarta

On July 7, Embassy of Sweden in Jakarta organized “Smart Mobility Workshop” at the Swedish Residence in Jakarta. The guests attending included Ambassador of Sweden to Indonesia Marina Berg and Ambassador of Indonesia to Sweden Bagas Hapsoro. Both of them gave their opening speeches to inaugurate the event and welcome all participants from Indonesian government…

Swedish Ambassador congratulated Erasmus awardees from Thailand

Ambassador of Sweden to Thailand Staffan Herrström attended the “Erasmus Pre-departure Orientation and Networking event” hosted by European Union in Thailand. Taking place at Westin Hotel on July 6, the event was organized to congratulate 176 awardees from Thailand. Some of this year awardees will join their short term exchange courses between 2019 and 2020…

Singapore’s Firm invested S$3.0 Million in Norway’s TAG Sensors

Elite Partners Capital (EPC), Singapore-based asset management firm announced on July 8 that it has invested S$3 million (€1.95 million) in Norwegian cold chain management specialist TAG Sensors. The signing ceremony for the investment was held on July 8 at the Norwegian Embassy in Singapore. The agreement was inked by EPC’s Executive Chairman Micheal Tan…

Scania signed a deal with Macau’s motor service provider

Swedish trucks and buses manufacturer Scania AB picked Xin Kang Hua Auto Parts & Motor Services Limited as its maintenance and repair dealership in Macau. The signing ceremony was held on June 24 at Grand Hyatt Macau where Scania Hong Kong Managing Director Carl-Fredrik Zachrisson, and the Chief Executive Officer of Xin Kang Heng Holdings…

Swedish Senior Statistician received award from Cambodia

Veronica Wikner, a Swedish Statistics Senior Advisor from National Institute of Statistics of Cambodia (NIS) was recently given an honored award by the Government of Cambodia for her contributions to the NIS over the past three years. The award ceremony took place in the afternoon of July 5 where Chhay Than, Senior Minister and Minister…

Norway, Finland and Sweden co-supported project on constitution in Myanmar

International IDEA Myanmar (International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance) announced on June 20 that its program titled “MyConstitution” has been supported by its existing partners, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and its recent partners, the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Finland and Sweden. MyConstitution is established…