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Sweden and ASEAN discussion in Stockholm

Swedish Minister for Foreign Trade Ann Linde recently met with six ambassadors to Sweden representing each their ASEAN country. The envoys have organized themselves as Asean Committee in Stockholm (ACS). According to the website Business Mirror, the ACS is chaired by Ambassador of Indonesia to Sweden Bagas Hapsoro, and is composed of ambassadors from Indonesia,…

Tetra Pak Signs MOU to Promote School Milk Carton Recycling

Tetra Pak, the leading Swedish packaging solutions company, signed on 4 July 2019 a Memorandum of Understanding with the key partners of the Bangkok School Milk Carton Recycling Project. The project is initiated by Dairy Farming Promotion Organization of Thailand – originally established by Denmark – in collaboration with Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, Fiberpat Limited (recycling…

Swedish Ambassador congratulated Erasmus awardees from Thailand

Ambassador of Sweden to Thailand Staffan Herrström attended the “Erasmus Pre-departure Orientation and Networking event” hosted by European Union in Thailand. Taking place at Westin Hotel on July 6, the event was organized to congratulate 176 awardees from Thailand. Some of this year awardees will join their short term exchange courses between 2019 and 2020…

It’s never too late…

Pär Kågeby, Vice Consul at the Swedish embassy in Bangkok, and Attaphon Kabkhamba, more known as Sun, his partner since 33 years, were married in Sweden on July 1st, 2019. On a beautiful, sunny day, their marriage ceremony took place at a dear friend’s house, Ann Fredriksson, close to the “metropol” Mjölby. The former Bangkok…

Singapore ranked world’s most powerful passports

The Henley Passport Index revealed on July 2 that the world’s most powerful passports goes to Japan and Singapore with a visa-free or visa-on-arrival score of 189. The highest spot among other Nordic countries goes to Finland who sits in 2nd place along with South Korea and Germany with an access to 187 destinations around…

Swedish Envoy to Thailand joined conference on gender equality

Ambassador of Sweden to Thailand Staffan Herrström attended the conference titled “Women, Development and Higher Education” taking place on July 2 at Srinakharinwirot University (SWU) in Bangkok, Thailand. Co-hosted by Professors Without Borders (PROWIBO) in partnership with LSE Ideas, Gulf Futures Center and Srinakharinwirot University, the conference brought together stakeholders from education, NGOs, businesses and…

Finnish man arrested in Thailand over selling hormone

On June 26, Thailand’s Immigration police together with the International Affairs Officer for the Nordic countries and other involved officers arrested a Finnish man Aki Petri Johannes Vartiainen, 39, who has a warrant in his home country for possessing drug and selling illicit hormone. As per a request from the Finnish Police, Vartiainen was sentenced…

Finland’s circular economy initiative presented to ASEAN

While the World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF) was taking place in Helsinki the Embassy of Finland Bangkok co-organised ‘Finland towards the circular economy’ seminar, held at the Asean Sustainable Energy Week 2019 in Bangkok. This gave Finland a perfect opportunity to showcase Finnish solutions and present the country’s ambition and roadmap towards being a global…

8 films to watch at Nordic Film Festival Bangkok 2019

4 Nordic Embassies in Thailand: Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland come together in co-hosting 2019 Nordic Films Festival in Bangkok for the third years in a roll since 2017. The three-day festival will start from Sept 27 till Sep 29 at Quartier CineArt located on 4th floor of Emquartier near BTS Phrom Phong, Bangkok. Check…