Category: International relations

Norway signs amity treaty with ASEAN

Norway signed an amity and cooperation treaty with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)  on Monday, vowing to further develop ties with the 10-member regional bloc. Norwegian Foreign Minister Espen Barth Eide, who attended the signing ceremony with his ten ASEAN counterparts, said the accession to the treaty is “a natural extension of our…

Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs visits Brunei and Kuala Lumpur

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Espen Barth Eide, is currently on an Asia tour, visiting Brunei and Kuala Lumpur for the 46th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting. During his visit, he signed the Treaty on Amity and Cooperation between Norway and ASEAN. ASEAN is becoming an increasingly important trade partner to Norway with a total trade…

Chinese Ministry of Agriculture visits Denmark

Delegates from the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture visit delegates from the Danish Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries in Copenhagen on 29 June – 3 July 2013. It is the second time within two months that they meet. The Chinese Ministry of Agriculture aims to strengthen the cooperation with Denmark within sustainable pig production and…

New numbers – Chinese tourist boom for Denmark

The Danish missions in China are issuing visas like never before and in particular to tourists. Chinese citizens flock to Denmark. This year the Danish missions in China have experienced an increase in issued visas of approximately 20% compared to last year, and the picture is getting even better when looking at Chinese tourist visas…

Investigation – Danish police confiscated Tibetan flags during protests

It strongly suggests a misuse of power when Danish police confiscated Tibetan flags during a visit from the Chinese President, Hu Jintao, back in June, 2012 says chief legal adviser of liberal think tank Cepos, Jacob Mchangama. He believes that there should be an investigation of the Copenhagen police force. When the president visited last…

Finland encourages Central Kalimantan to use bio energy

Finnish Ambassador to Indonesia Kai Sauer has encouraged Central Kalimantan to develop and use renewable energy because the province has abundant natural resources. “We are committed to helping Indonesia, particularly Central Kalimantan and Riau provinces to develop renewable energy by providing the two provinces with around 4 million euro,” Sauer said in a seminar on…

Danish-Chinese Business Forum launches working group focusing on tourism

To response to the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Tourism between Beijing and Copenhagen on 19 June, Danish-Chinese Business Forum has recently launched a working group focusing on tourism. The main focus on the working group is to attract Chinese tourists as well as conference- and business delegations to Denmark with the objective…

Danish Minister of Finance Bjarne Corydon visits China

Following the invitation by the Chinese Minister of Finance, Lou Jiwei, the Danish Minister of Finance, Bjarne Corydon, paid a visit to China on 23 – 26 June 2013.   Minister Corydon was the first ever Danish Finance Minister to visit China. During his visit he exchanged views with his Chinese counterpart on the general economic situation…

The Danish Parliamentarian Ombudsman visits China

From June 19 to June 22 the Danish Parliamentarian Ombudsman visits China. The aim of the visit is to discuss the possibilities for increased cooperation between the Danish Parliamentarian Ombudsman and China. The Danish Parliamentarian Ombudsman will visit China from 19. -22. June. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the possibilities for increased…