Category: International relations

Denmark granted US$100 million to Vietnam’s farm sector to date

Denmark has provided more than 100 million USD in support to Vietnamese farmers and agricultural development. More than one million farmers and their families have benefited from this support. VTV1 recently aired a TV-program focussing on the support and its huge impact. In the TV-program local minority farmers, experts and Danish Ambassador to Vietnam John…

Gripen, Sukhoi among shortlisted fighters for Indonesian air force

Indonesia is considering Russia’s Sukhoi Su-35 fighter and Swedish SAAB JAS 39 Gripen, American F-15 Eagle and F-16 Fighting Falcon, as a replacement for its Air Force’s aging jet fighters, the country’s defense minister said. The Indonesian Defense Ministry wants to buy 16 new fighter jets between 2015 and 2020 to replace the F-5, which…

Norway committed to rebuild Philippines typhoon-hit communities

Norway’s Foreign Minister Børge Brende confirmed on 7 January 2014 that the Norwegian government would help in the reconstruction effort in Tacloban City and other areas devastated by supertyphoon “Yolanda.” Brenda made the statement upon arrival at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport 1 for a three-day official visit to the Philippines. Source: ABS-CBN News

Environment, energy: key to Sino-Danish cooperation

Friis Arne Petersen, Danish Ambassador to China, in an interview with Beijing Review, outlined the win-win Sino-Danish cooperation with emphasis on environmental protection and energy conservation. Excerpts of the interview: “I think energy cooperation is very important for both countries, not just in creating new energy policies, energy saving and energy efficiency, but also in…

Norwegian FM to inspect ‘Yolanda’ rehab effort

Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende planned a visit 7-9 January to the areas worst hit by Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” according to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in the Philippines. Brende, who will be on an official visit, wants to get a first-hand look at the progress of recovery efforts to which Norway was…