Category: International relations

Thais top list of work permits granted to Swedish immigrants

In 2018, Thai citizens (5,148) moved to Sweden to work and were granted a Swedish work permit more than any other nationality while China (928) is ranked 4th. According to the Local Sweden’s website, total 48,639 people applied for a first-time work permit and almost 80 percent (40,341) including their families and partners, were accepted on…

Visit the Thai-Swedish Photo Exhibition in Bangkok

In celebration of 150 years of friendship between Sweden and Thailand, the Swedish Embassy’s photo exhibition ”Neighbours from afar”, is now exhibited at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) until January 20 2019. According to Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok’s Facebook page, the exhibition reflects on the unique people to people relations and displays 15…

First Philippine Embassy to open in Copenhagen

The first Philippine Embassy in Copenhagen, Denmark will open on Monday, 14 January 2019, according to the Philippine Embassy in Oslo, Norway. The new embassy will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Mondays to Fridays in its temporary office at Lyngbyvej 20, 1st Floor, 2100 Copenhagen and effective for consular services as follows: 1.…

MoU on innovation between Finland, Thailand

On 13 December 2018, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on innovation and business development was signed between Business Finland and National Innovation Agency of Thailand. The collaboration in innovation and business development will initiate shared knowledge within research and innovation in bio and circular economy, sustainable and smart energy, digitalization, commercialization of start-ups and improving…

Problem between Malaysia, Norway in EFTA-trade talk

On 28 December 2018, A Kuala Lumpur government minister said that Norway’s plans to ban palm-based biodiesel from 2020 can be an obstacle in trade talks between the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) and Malaysia, according to Daily Times. “We view this as unfair and unjust, going against free and fair trade, and is certainly…

Swedish Embassy to support English language teaching in Vietnam

The Embassy of Sweden in Hanoi and the Vietnam’s Ministry of Education and Training have signed an agreement to boost cooperation in teaching and learning English in higher education in the 2018 – 2020 period. The agreement fouses on encouraging the cooperation and exchange of experiences in training English, promoting English proficiency evaluation and English…

Danish Ambassor met with Vietnamese Prime Minister

On 18 December Danish Ambassador H.E. Mr Kim Højlund Christensen paid a courtesy call to the Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, following up on the PM’s successful official visit to Denmark in late October. During the meeting, Ambassador Christensen conveyed sincere thanks from the Danish Prime Minister Rasmussen to Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc…

Swedish Ambassador Marina Berg, Jakarta comments on first period

On 8 November Ambassador-designate for Indonesia, Marina Berg presented her Credentials to President Joko Widodo at Istana Merdeka (Merdeka Palace). As the year, and the new Swedish ambassador’s first few months in Indonesia comes to an end she has posted the following official message: “My first Christmas in Jakarta is approaching. The weeks and months…

China Center for Globalization held forum

A forum was organized earlier in November by one of China’s leading think tanks, China Center for Globalization (CCG). Mats harborn, President for EUCCC described it as “excellent”: “We discussed inbound and outbound investment. I made two main points: 1) for outbound investment Chinese actors need to be better at communication in order to reduce…

Indonesia-EFTA free trade deal

Indonesia has on 16 December signed a free trade deal with European Free Trade Association (EFTA), which Norway is a member of. The agreement will provide access for major export products to Indonesia, from fish and marine products, agricultural and food industry products such as cheese, chocolates and coffee, to industrial and technical products, according…