Category: International relations

EU is divided as Sweden adopts the hardest stance against China and sides with the USA 

As Sweden and China’s fight continues, the EU is not showing signs of unity in regards to China and Sweden has once again emerged as the EU member state adopting the hardest stance against Beijing even though links between the EU and China are warming up this year.  In January the EU and China concluded…

China’s quest for gold medals sends Winter Olympics on intense training camps in Norway

China was not joking when the country in 2018 pledged its athletes will participate in all 109 events at the 2022 Beijing Winter Games and has been sending them on intense training programs in rural Norway to see it happen. Beijing is the first city to host both summer and winter Olympic games and has…

Ambassador Kirsten Rosenvold Geelan on water resources and water supply

The Edge Malaysia Weekly recently published an opinion piece from Denmark’s Ambassador in Malaysia, Kirsten Rosenvold Geelan where she states the importance of protecting freshwater resources and how we find ways to ensure reliable water supply. In the Ambassador’s article titled ‘My say: It is all about water’, the Ambassador states that Danish companies have…

Norwegian Chargé d’Affaires shares his view on Norway-Vietnam 50th years of relations and years to come

On 16 February 2021 the Norwegian Chargé d’Affaires Jan Wilhelm Grythe gave an interview to the Labor Newspaper for its Special Tet Issue about Norway-Vietnam trade, investment and business cooperation over the past 50 years and in the years to come. Please read the interview here.

Vietnam-Finland aim to increase cooperation on sustainable development issues

“Finland focuses on working together with Vietnam on sustainability issues, not any one single issue, but overall there is a lot of activity going on,” said Finnish Ambassador to Vietnam H.E. Kari Kahiluoto during an interview granted to reporters from the Communist Party of Vietnam Online Newspaper on the occasion of the Lunar New Year…

Finnish Border Guard updated travel restriction guide

As of 27 February, residents of Thailand can travel to Finland without travel restrictions only when there is a direct flight and while taking into account the provisions on the entry of foreign nationals into Finland. When traveling to Finland which involves transit through another country, only following traffic is permitted: +residents returning to Finland…

Sweden supports UNDP’s event on human rights in Indonesian business operations

The Government of Sweden recently supported the United Nations Development Programme’s event “Preparing for Mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals” in Indonesia. The event was a high-level dialogue with Indonesian companies which was called to honor human rights values in business operations as outlined in UN Guiding Principles on Business and…

Indonesia hopes for growing support from Norway

Bilateral relations between Indonesia and Norway have been developing dynamically for the past 71 years and were recently discussed during a virtual meeting between Puan Maharani, Indonesian House of Representatives speaker, and Tone Wilhemsen Troen, Norwegian Parliament Speaker on 18 February.  According to Puan Maharani, Indonesia hopes there will be support for improving relations between…