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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…

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…

Norway’s Foreign Minister Eriksen Søreide’s Myanmar visit

On 19 November the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Yangon was proud to receive Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide in Yangon. This was the minister’s very first visit to Myanmar, and one of her first visits abroad as Foreign Minister. In Yangon, she met with local, international and UN organizations, learning about the situation in the…

Foreign Minister Wallström visited Rohingya refugees and Vietnam

During 19–23 November Sweden’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström visited Bangladesh, Myanmar and Vietnam. Margot Wallström began 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 met representatives of the Government of…

Knut Ostby new ad interim UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator Myanmar

The United Nations has appointed Knut Ostby of Norway as ad interim United Nations Resident Coordinator in Myanmar where he will serve also on an ad interim basis as the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator and Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme. Mr. Ostby will serve in these functions from 1 November until further…

Danish Development Minister visited Rohingyas in Coxs Bazar

The Danish Minister for Development Cooperation, Ulla Tornaes, has been in Cox’s Bazar during 29 – 30 October. She visited the Danish-supported humanitarian projects that helps with immediate protection, food aid and shelter for hundreds of thousands Rohingyas. The Minister met with government representatives and several organisations during the visit to Cox’s Bazar. During the…

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…

Singapore: Event with Norwegian Ambassadors

The Norwegian Ambassadors to Malaysia, Myanmar, Indonesia, Singapore and ASEAN will team up for a ‘Meet the Norwegian Ambassadors’ evening event in Singapore on 4 December. The five ambassadors will share their knowledge and insights with business representatives from the region. If you are already doing business in the Asean region and just want to…

Sweden provides new Rohingya refugees support of SEK 100 million

The Rohingya crisis continues to grow as more and more people fly from Myanmar to Bangladesh. Sida (Swedish International Development Agency) has in November therefore decided to distribute a new humanitarian support of 100 million kronor to organizations that assist refugees both in Bangladesh and Myanmar where the needs are enormous. “When so many people…