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Denmark’s ambassador visited Timor Leste

Apart from Indonesia, Ambassador Rasmus Abildgaard Kristensen is also accredited to Timor-Leste, Papua New Guinea and ASEAN. The Ambassador paid a visit to Dili, Timor-Leste, to present his letter of credentials from Her Majesty the Queen of Denmark to the President of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, HE Francisco Guterres Lú Olo. While in Dili…

New study: Palm oil demand to increase six-fold by 2030

Should the current bio fuel-demand for palm oil continue to rise, the demand for it may be six times higher than it is today. That is the basic conclusion of a study written by Dr. Chris Malins, a researcher at Cerulogy, a consultancy firm for the industry of cleaner fuels.  Likewise, the study was paid…

Indonesia and Malaysia among the world’s worst debt collectors

In a recently published report by analyst firm Euler Hermes, Indonesia and Malaysia ranks as some of the worst countries in the world to collect debt, based on the complexity of debt collecting. The analysis looks at several parameters such as local court proceedings and local payment practices for fifty countries, gave them a score…

Eco-city: Denmark engages with Bali’s neighbour Lombok

In connection with the new Strategic Sector Cooperation Work Program for 2018, Head of Energy Cooperation at the Embassy of Denmark in Indonesia and representatives from the Danish Energy Agency visited Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara to discuss their next work program on Lombok Energy Planning. “We are very pleased with the enthusiasm and eagerness for…

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…

Worldwide connections in a second

In her New Year’s Eve speech, The Danish Queen Margrethe II encouraged everyone to do something unnecessary. Something to keep us curious about the world. Something to make us snap out of our everyday routines. Walking around Singapore’s landmark “The Merlion,” I was stopped by a couple of friends, who were doing a surprise birthday…

Rasmus Kristensen: Back in Asia – as Denmark’s Ambassador to Indonesia

Rasmus A. Kristensen arrived in Jakarta in September 2017 appointed as the new Danish Ambassador to Indonesia replacing Casper Klynge (who prematurely left in the summer to become Denmark’s first ever Tech Ambassador). While Ambassador Kristensen has worked many years for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) in Denmark this is his first posting as…