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Sweden held Southeast Asia ambassador’s meeting

“The importance of the Southeast Asia region cannot be overstated. The region consists of 11 countries and around 620 million people. Therefore; the Swedish ambassadors conduct annual meetings to discuss common issues and possibilities within the sub-region of Southeast Asia,” writes Embassy of Sweden, section office in Yangon. Meeting in Yangon the Swedish ambassadors discussed…

Denmark to strengthen regional coordination

Danish Ambassadors from accross South East Asia and trade advisors from each embassy’s commercial department met Monday and Tuesday 22 and 23 January 2018 in Singapore to disguss how they could improve the coordination of the efforts in selling Denmark’s core competencies accross the region. The meeting is a regular annual event and included also…

CCHR allowed continue promoting human rights in Cambodia

Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) is a non-aligned, independent, non-governmental organization (NGO) promoting and protecting human rights in the Kingdom of Cambodia. CCHR currently has support from Sweden’s Diakonia (for the Human Rights Network Project), while the European Union is among many other international donors. Sida was also a direct donor previously. On 26 November…

Sweden-Southeast Asia Business Summit 2018 announced

Team Sweden in Malaysia has announced the second Sweden-Southeast Asia Business Summit to take place in Kuala Lumpur on 6-7 February 2018. The inaugural, successful summit was held in Singapore in September 2016. The second Sweden-SEA Business Summit aims to attract business leaders and decision makers from Sweden and the ASEAN-region by providing a platform…

Sweden to review engagement with Cambodia

The Swedish government takes today’s decision by the Supreme Court in Cambodia to dissolve the leading opposition party, Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) very seriously. CNRP received 43.8% of the votes in the 2017 local elections. Recent repressive action against the opposition, media and civil society organizations is a serious backlash for democratic development and…

Sweden’s Margot Wallström visits Bangladesh, Myanmar and Vietnam

During 19–23 November Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström visits Bangladesh, Myanmar and Vietnam. Margot Wallström will begin her journey by visiting refugee camps in Bangladesh, to which more than 620 000 Rohingya have fled from violence and abuse in Myanmar since August. In addition to refugees, Ms Wallström will meet representatives of the Government…

Cambodia Communication Institute training opened

On 18 October the Cambodia Communication Institute of Royal University of Phnom Penh organized an opening ceremony of the training course on ‘Access to Information’ phase 3 for journalists and media practitioners. The project is funded by Sweden through UNESCO with the support of Ministry of Information. The ceremony was presided over by H.E Ouk…

55 organisations request to reconvene the Paris Conference on Cambodia

A large number of international and regional organisations, no less than 55, have written a Joint Open Letter requesting to reconvene the members of the Paris Conference on Cambodia. The letter (dated 23 October 20170 was addressed to the Secretary General of the UN, the President of the Republic of Indonesia and the President of…

Sweden expresses great concern for Cambodia’s democracy

The 6th annual human rights dialogue between Sweden and Cambodia took place from 16-18 October in Phnom Penh. The deliberations were led by Sweden’s Ambassador for human rights, democracy and the rule of law, Ms Annika Ben David. The Swedish Government’s press release informs that the Cambodian delegation was headed by the country’s state-owned Human…