Category: International relations

China, Finland eye further cooperation

China and Finland on Friday agreed to further their cooperation on trade and arctic affairs and foster high-level parliamentary exchanges. The agreement was reached in talks between visiting top Chinese political advisor Yu Zhengsheng and Finnish Parliament Speaker Eero Heinaluoma. The two sides vowed to work together to transfer the political consensus reached between leaders…

First official visit to Sweden by China’s new generation of leaders

The visit of China’s top political advisor to Sweden would inject fresh vitality into relations between the two countries, Chinese Ambassador to Sweden Lan Lijun said. Lan made the remarks in an interview with Xinhua on the eve of an official visit by Yu Zhengsheng, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political…

Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs visits Singapore

The Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Carl Bildt, visited Singapore and attended the 12th International Institute for Strategic Studies Asia Security Summit (Shangri-La Dialogue 2013). He called on Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Law K Shanmugam on June 1, 2013. Minister Shanmugam and Minister Bildt reaffirmed the warm relationship between Singapore and Sweden,…

Indonesian President met with Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono met with Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf and Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt during the President’s “historic” state visit to Stockholm, on Tuesday, strengthening the relationship between the two countries. “Indonesia wants to be a partner and friend of Sweden in the hope that Sweden will share its experiences in many sectors,…

Swedish Minister for Environment censored during China visit

Swedish Minister for environment, Lena Ek, got a taste of Chinese censorship during her visit to Peking this week. During a chat on the Chinese version of Twitter, Weibo, what was apparently seen as an unwelcome question on the air quality in Peking was erased along with the Swedish Minister’s response. Tuesday, Lena Ek was…

China-Norway free trade talks nearing agreement

China and Norway are close to the “final stage” of negotiations for a free-trade agreement, after talks were suspended for about two years following the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to dissident Liu Xiaobo. Assistant Commerce Minister Yu Jianhua said in Beijing yesterday that the two nations were negotiating on the trade deal, but…

Sweden supports student innovation in Malaysia

The Great KL Challenge organized by the cross-border initiative Sweden-Malaysia, triple helix collaboration was supported by SAAB Group, KeTTHa (The Ministry of Energy, Green Technology  and Water), Agensi Inovasi Malaysia, Genovasi, Business Sweden,  Linköping University, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and the Embassy of Sweden in Kuala Lumpur. The online competition managed by Maria Paulsson…

Indonesian President visits Sweden

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, First Lady Ani Yudhoyono and delegation departed from Halim Perdanakusuma Airport in East Jakarta for a six-day state visit to Stockholm, Sweden. After flying for 12 hours from Jakarta via Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, the presidential aircraft was welcomed by a Swedish air force plane upon entering Swedish airspace and…

Swedish Minister for Environment visits Beijing

The Swedish Minister for the Environment Lena Ek will make an official visit to Beijing, Shanghai and Wuxi on May 26-31. An extended Memorandum of Understanding on environmental  cooperation was signed by Minister Lena Ek and her counterpart, Minister of Environmental Protection, Mr. Zhou Shengxian, in correlation to former Prime Minister Wen Jiabao’s visit to…