Category: International relations

Vietnam, Denmark boost scientific research

On 18 April 2013, experts proclaimed science and technology as a key field in the ongoing co-operation between Vietnam and Denmark during an annual meeting of the two countries’ pilot Research Co-operation Programme. Five projects of the programme have been implemented helping Vietnam to adapt to climate change, rising sea levels and declining water resources.…

Swedish ambassador speaks at Aviation and Climate Change workshop

Indonesia’s Ministry of Environment, in collaboration with LFV Aviation Consulting, is holding a 2-day Workshop on Aviation and Climate Change in Hotel Santika Bali, commencing today. This event is part of the Eco Airport project implemented under Partner-Driven Cooperation (PDC) supported by Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). The Eco Airport platform aims at transferring…

Danish Foreign Minister met with Singapore’s Foreign Minister

On 15 April 2013, Danish Foreign Minister Sovndal met with Singapore’s Foreign Minister K. Shanmugam as part of an official visit to Singapore. The purpose of the visit was to strengthen the bilateral relationship and cooperation in areas of common interest for Denmark and Singapore in particular maritime and climate. The two foreign ministers discussed issues of…

ASEAN and Denmark reaffirms bilateral relations

ASEAN and Denmark reaffirmed good bilateral relations, especially in such sectors as green technology, agriculture, education, social welfare and peaceful settlement of disputes. ASEAN secretary General Le Luong Minh met Denmark’s Minister for Foreign Affairs,Villy Søvndal, on Wednesday. During the occasion, the Denmark minister said that he follows the developments in the region with keen…

The Crown Princess of Denmark to visit Malaysia

The Crown Princess has been invited to speak at the international conference, Women Deliver, which aims to serve as a global platform for ensuring that the health and rights of girls and women remain top priorities on the global population and development agenda. In addition to attending the conference, The Crown Princess will visit local…

Sweden strengthens ties with Chinese army

Qi Jianguo, deputy chief of general staff of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA), held talks with Jan Salestrand, the visiting Swedish chief of defense staff, on April 15, 2013 in Beijing. Qi Jianguo noted that China-Sweden relations have undergone steady development since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries in 1950, as…

Iceland signs Europe’s first free trade agreement with China

A bilateral free trade agreement between Iceland and China was signed on April 15 in Beijing by Ossur Skarpheoinsson, Minister for Foreign Affairs and External Trade of Iceland, and Gao Hucheng, China’s Minister of Commerce, and witnessed by the Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Iceland’s Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardottir. The Iceland-China FTA is the first…

Region Dalarna promotion office open in Wuhan

On 9 April a Region Dalarna promotion office was inaugurated in Wuhan, Hubei province. Representatives from the Embassy of Sweden were present at the inauguration. This is an additional step in the sisterhood cooperation between the provinces Dalarna and Hubei and the cities Borlänge and Wuhan. Opening of the Region Dalarna promotion office is intended…

Swedish Minister for Health and Social Affairs to visit China

A healthcare delegation headed by the Swedish Minister for Health and Social Affairs, Mr Göran Hägglund, will visit China between 14 – 18 April. Minister Hägglund will have a bilateral meeting with his Chinese counterpart at the National Health and Family Planning Commission, Minister Li Bin, on 15 April. Later the same day the Hägglund…

Viet Nam creates positive conditions for Finnish investors

National Assembly Vice Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan has affirmed Viet Nam’s willingness to create favourable conditions for Finnish investors, especially in fields where Finland has advantages, Vietnamnet Bridge reported. Ngan made the remarks at a reception in Ha Noi yesterday for visiting Chair of the Audit Committee of the Finnish Parliament Tuija Brax, during…