Category: International relations

NordCham and Philippines-Sweden Business Council to collaborate

On April 23, Nordic Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) and its newly-established the Philippines-Sweden Business Council (PSBC). The key objective of the MoU is to strengthen economic and trade ties between the Republic of the Philippines and the Nordic…

Cambodian participants in Stockholm Gender Equality forum

Mr. The Chhun Hak, Deputy Director General, Gender Equality and Economic Development at the Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MoWA), was one of the two Cambodian participants attending the Stockholm Forum on Gender Equality, held in mid-April. He shares his impression about the forum and his side-line meetings with Swedish counterpart as follows: “I have learnt…

Norway-Vietnam student exchange

Vietnamese students and alumni represent a vital link in the relations between Vietnam and Norway, states the Norwegian Embassy in Hanoi. In April the embassy hosted the BI Norwegian Business School’s student scholarship award ceremony 2018. “Our congratulations go to the scholarship recipients and to the two institutional partners – BI Norwegian Business School and…

Danish Ambassador Myanmar: Freedom of Press crucial to Myanmar’s development

Today the two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, once again appear before the court in a case that has been internationally criticized as an attack on the freedom of press. And on the Facebook page for the Danish Embassy in Myanmar, the day began with this picture: For Ambassador Peter…

Danish Embassy of Myanmar: Reuters journalists were set up, release them now!

“WA LONE AND KYAW SOE OO WERE SET UP, RELEASE THEM NOW” This unusual statement comes from the Danish Embassy of Myanmar, who urges the Myanmar judicial system to release two jailed Reuters journalist when they appear before the court today. The journalists were jailed after publishing a thorough article on the killing of ten…

Nordic Innovation House opening in Singapore

After gaining success with innovation houses in Silicon Valley and New York, Nordic Innovation has decided to fund the establishing of an innovation house in Singapore. The house will be a “soft landing incubator” meant to give Nordic companies seeking fortune in Singapore an easier lift-off. It’s meant for small and medium sized companies who…

Malaysia’s Sultan of Johor received Danish ambassador

Ambassador Jesper Vahr was in late March very honoured to be received by Sultan Ibrahim Ismail Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar Al-Haj, the Sultan of Johor. “It demonstrates the longstanding ties between Denmark and Johor’s royal family. A very good discussion (among many other things) on opportunities for economic cooperation between both countries and Johor,” wrote…

Danish health minister visited Vietnam

Denmark’s Minister of Health, Ellen Trane Nørby was on an official two-day visit to Vietnam during 10-11 April. Her visit aimed at enhancing the bilateral comprehensive partnership between Vietnam and Denmark with special focus on health-related areas and the Strategic Sector Cooperation between the two national Health Ministries. The official visit started in Hanoi where…

Danish Ambassor Kristensen visited Bali

From the renewable energy implementation in Denmark to Paris Agreement and climate change issues, more than one hundred and twenty students were very keen on learning more about those topics during Danish Ambassador Rasmus Abildgaard Kristensen’s visit to Udayana University in Denpasar, Bali, on 19 March. The Ambassador met with Vice Rector Prof Ida Bagus…

Nordic Indonesian embassies visited Papua

In March 2018 the embassies of Sweden, Finland and Denmark visited the easternmost province of Indonesia: Papua. The visit was a part of the embassies’ on-going efforts to visit various regions of Indonesia to deepen the understanding of and knowledge about Indonesia. A visit to Papua is of interest as the current administration has placed…