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Miss Universe 2018: The Philippines won, Nordics not in top 20

Catriona Gray from the Philippines took home the crown at the beauty contest Miss Universe, that took place in Bangkok, Thailand on 17 December. Contestants from the Nordic countries did not make it into top 20. Women from 94 countries competed to become Miss Universe 2018. Southeast Asia was well represented among the finalists with…

Danish embassy took Vietnamese journalists on Wind Farm press tour

On 5 December, the Embassy of Denmark in Vietnam invited 15 Vietnamese journalists on a press tour to the Phu Lac Wind Farm, that features Danish wind turbines. During the visit, the journalists, from various print, radio, TV and online media, were given the opportunity to learn more about how wind energy works and share…

Norway takes over presidency of Mine Ban Treaty

On 30 November, Norway took over the presidency of the multilateral Mine Ban Treaty. Currently, Norway is funding mine action in 18 countries including Vietnam and Laos. The Norwegian presidency will take as its point of departure the humanitarian aspect of the treaty, according to the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. “This treaty is an…

Ericsson signed MoU in Vietnam

Swedish telecommunication company Ericsson has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Science and Technology in Vietnam on 28 November 2018. The MoU was signed to establish an Internet of Things (IoT) Innovation Hub, that will be located at Hòa Lạc Hi-Tech Park. It will foster IoT innovation amongst start-ups, enabling them…

Surprise: Taipei tops list of World’s Friendliest and Safest City for Expats

Taipei comes out as number 1 out of 72 cities worldwide in the Expat City Ranking 2018. The city is in good company, with many other Asian metropolises also ranking in the top 10 cities for expats, such as Singapore (2nd), Ho Chi Minh City (4th), Bangkok (5th), and Kuala Lumpur (6th). The Expat City…

Danish Week about liveable cities in Vietnam

“Danish Week – Sustainable and Liveable Cities” is a week-long event in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City that started on 27 November. The event consists of seminars, masterclasses as well as tours of urban development areas and architectural projects and development activities co-hosted by the Danish Embassy, Vietnam’s Ministry of Construction, the National University…

47th anniversary of Vietnam-Norway diplomatic ties

On the occasion of the 47th anniversary of the diplomatic ties between Vietnam and Norway on November 25, Ambassador Grete Løchen send her first official address. In the official address, the Ambassador focused on the ocean: “The ocean truly connects us. Our 30-year bilateral cooperation in the blue economy has become a hallmark in this…

Denmark-Vietnam bilateral celebration

On 22 November the 47th anniversary of the bilateral relationship between Denmark and Vietnam was celebrated with a mini concert hosted by H.E. Mr. Kim Højlund Christensen – Ambassador of Denmark to Vietnam. On this occasion, the Vietnamese/Danish talented pianist Tri Minh, the multi awards Danish singer/songwriter Michael Moller and singer Disa Jakobs took the…