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Finnish ambassador to Vietnam visited education center to show support

The Finnish Ambassador to Vietnam H.E. Kari Kahiluoto paid a visit to The COPLUS center in Hue on 6 June 2020 to show his support. The Finnish embassy’s statement said: “On 6 June Ambassador Kari Kahiluoto, Counselor Matti Tervo and Special Advisor Mac Hong visited Hue and the COPLUS co-working and start up support center…

Cambodian immigration request all foreigners to register their residency before 1 July 2020

The Norwegian embassy in Bangkok published an important notice from The Cambodian Immigration’s latest policy on 16 June 2020. The statement said: “Cambodian authorities require foreign citizens to register their information and residencies in Foreigners Present in Cambodia System (FPCS) application by 1 July 2020. Foreign citizens who have not registered by this date can…

Cambodia reopens to tourism – if you pay 3000 USD in deposit for Covid-19 treatment

Travel industry has been on hold during the pandemic breakout, although a few countries have reopened for tourism. For South East Asia, Cambodia has opened up to tourism again on 11 June 2020 with additional US$ 3000 deposit policy upon arrival for travelers. According to Timeout, along with a statement from the Finnish embassy in…

NordCham Philippines announced new health protocal for Midsummer 2020 celebration

The Nordic Chamber of Commerce (NordCham) in the Philippines announced a new health protocal to celebrate the upcoming annual Midsummer tradition to all their members on 18 June 2020. The physical event will be at Makati Garden Club with limited numbers of guests and via Zoom call / Facebook live as online gathering. The statement…

Health ministers from Finland, Norway, Sweden and Singapore shared ideas on digital Covid-19-response

Health Ministers and senior government officials from Finland, Norway, Sweden and Singapore attended a ministerial virtual discussion in the CogX 2020 Global Leadership Summit and Festival of AI and Emerging Technologies, held from 8 to 10 June 2020. The summit was a gathering of leaders from industry, government and academia to address the topic “How…

Finnish embassy in Hanoi published travel advice to travelers

The embassy of Finland in Hanoi published an official statement for travelers to consider options regarding restrictions during Coronavirus crisis on 15 June 2020. The statement said: Due to a pandemic, the situation in any country or region can change suddenly and unforeseeably. If your own journey is necessary, you must still remember that restriction…

Embassy of Denmark Vietnam invites all to explore ideas for Nordic Project grant

The Royal Embassy of Denmark in Vietnam published an announcement on 12 June 2020, inviting all to participate in a Nordic Talk Grant. The statement said: “If you have an idea for a Nordic project, which could help place the Nordics in the minds of the worlds, you could consider applying for a Nordic Talks…

Deputies in the national’s assembly of Vietnam approved free trade agreement with the EU

On 8 June 2020, the Danish Ambassador H.E. Mr. Kim Højlund Christensen together with the EU Ambassador H.E. Mr. Giorgio Aliberti and other EU countries’ representatives attended the ninth session of the 14th National Assembly plenary meeting to witness the Vietnam National Assembly’s ratification of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and the EU-Vietnam Investment…

Justice for George Floyd: the world is uniting against racial injustice

The murder of the black American George Floyd, who died by the hands of four local police officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota in America, has led to global protests – including in the Nordic countries as well as in Asia. In Asia there has been protest in Japan and the Philippines – and a virtual protest…