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“Digital transformation”, a major seminar by four Nordic countries in Vietnam

The Embassies of Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland in Vietnam together with the National Ho Chi Minh Academy of Politics co-hosted a week-long seminar on “Continuity and Change in the Nordic Society Model – Adapting to a Digital Age” on Tuesday, 19 February 2019. Held under the theme of “digital transformation”, the seminar this year…

Better and Bigger than ever: Nordic Day in Yangon

The Embassies of Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway together hosted the yearly celebration of Nordic Day in Myanmar on Friday, 15 February 2019. This year, Nordic Day was more successful and bigger than ever before because there were more than 800 guests attending and 13 business companies together with 36 Non-Governmental Organizations presenting their works…

Nordic photography exhibition in Jakarta

“It Came from the North” a photography exhibition is lunched on Tuesday, 19 February 2019 in the cooperation by the embassies of Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and ISA Art Advisory. Presented by 11 artists from Nordic countries and Indonesia, “It Came from the North” portrays the beauty of the Nordic nature and landscapes through photographs…

Norwegian Ambassador on Malaysian TV show

Gunn Jorid, the Ambassador of Norway to Malaysia, appeared on Malaysian talk-show “Let’s Talk with Sharaad Kuttan” on the evening of Wednesday, 13 February 2019. A panelist on the show also included the Chief Executive of Urbanice Malaysia, Puan Norliza Hashim and Board of Directors at Adab Youth Garage, En. Ahmad Fawwaz bin Ahmad Shukri.…

Norwegian People’s Aid transferred equipment to Cambodia

Norwegian People’s Aid Cambodia (NPA Cambodia) transferred on Friday, 15 February 2019 equipment used in its operation to the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA). The equipment handed over to CMAA was funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) to develop coordination in mine action toward the areas of community clearance activities,…

European Parliament says yes to the EU-Singapore agreement

The European Parliament has approved three keys of the EU-Singapore agreement which are EU-Singapore Free trade Agreement (EUFSTA), EU-Singapore Investment Protection Agreement (EUSIPA) and EU-Singapore Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (ESPCA). According to European Commission’s Press release on 13 February 2019, this approval is considered as a “historical moment” because it is the first bilateral trade…

Greencarrier opens its new office in Tianjin, China.

Greencarrier Freight Services, the large global logistics company in the Nordic region, expands their market in China by opening up a new office in Mainland China, according to their press release on 14 January 2019 . Greencarrier already has six offices in China, so this is their seventh office and it is located in Tianjin,…

Norwegian Ambassador meets with Urbanice Malaysia’s representatives

Norwegian Ambassador to Malaysia, H.E. Gunn Jorid Roset met with representatives from Urbanice Malaysia on 31 January 2019. The purpose of the meeting is to invite the Ambassador to hold a keynote speech at the upcoming Malaysian Urban Forum’s Women Assembly. The upcoming assembly will take place from 18-19 February 2019 in Kuala Lumpur Convention…

Norway’s seafood council appoints new envoy to SE Asia

The Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC) appoints Asbjorn Warvik Rortveit as a new envoy to represent the country’s seafood interests in Southeast Asia. Asbjorn Warvik Rortveit will replace Jon Erik Steenslid, the current holder of the position at the end of this summer. For the past 10 years, Rortveit has been serving as a member of…

Multiconsult launches a new office in Bangkok

Multiconsult, a Norwegian consulting engineer and designer company, launched a new office in Bangkok on Monday 21 January 2019. During the official opening, Kjersti Rødsmoen, the Ambassador of Norway to Thailand, gave a speech to welcome Multiconsult’s representatives and said that “it is always a pleasure to welcome Norwegian companies to Thailand.” Her speech also…