Laos’ Foreign Minister visited Norway

On June 28, delegation from Laos’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs led by Foreign Minister of the Lao PDR Saleumxay Kommasith visited Oslo, Norway for Norway-Lao bilateral consultations. As a part of the visit, Loas’s Minister Kommasith and the delegation attended the meeting where they met with Norway’s Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide and Norway’s Minister of…

Swedish Envoy to Thailand joined conference on gender equality

Ambassador of Sweden to Thailand Staffan Herrström attended the conference titled “Women, Development and Higher Education” taking place on July 2 at Srinakharinwirot University (SWU) in Bangkok, Thailand. Co-hosted by Professors Without Borders (PROWIBO) in partnership with LSE Ideas, Gulf Futures Center and Srinakharinwirot University, the conference brought together stakeholders from education, NGOs, businesses and…

Finnish man arrested in Thailand over selling hormone

On June 26, Thailand’s Immigration police together with the International Affairs Officer for the Nordic countries and other involved officers arrested a Finnish man Aki Petri Johannes Vartiainen, 39, who has a warrant in his home country for possessing drug and selling illicit hormone. As per a request from the Finnish Police, Vartiainen was sentenced…

Norwegian salmon brought to Wuhan for the first time by cargo plane

18 tonnes of Norwegian salmon transported by a cargo plane from Luxembourg, Boeing 747, arrived at Wuhan Tianhe International Airport on June 25, 2019. According to Xinhua, this was the first time that Norwegian salmon was sent to Wuhan, capital of central China’s Hubei Province through a cargo aircraft. Before that, there was only a…

Nokia’s new technology will be deployed first by China Mobile

  Nokia has announced on June 26 that its new AirScale mMIMO Adaptive Antenna (MAA), will be adopted by China Mobile Communications Corporation (CMCC), a Chinese government-owned telecommunication corporation to smooth and speed up the transition from 4G to 5G services. With the ability to efficiently deliver 4G and 5G services while control the costs…

Finland’s circular economy initiative presented to ASEAN

While the World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF) was taking place in Helsinki the Embassy of Finland Bangkok co-organised ‘Finland towards the circular economy’ seminar, held at the Asean Sustainable Energy Week 2019 in Bangkok. This gave Finland a perfect opportunity to showcase Finnish solutions and present the country’s ambition and roadmap towards being a global…

Sigríður Ásdís Snævarr: Iceland’s new ambassador to Singapore

In May Iceland’s fourth ambassador to Singapore, H.E. Sigríður Ásdís Snævarr, handed over her credentials. This was also the fourth trip ever to the Southeast Asian hub by this very experienced diplomat. “We are now celebrating our twentieth anniversary of diplomatic relations,” the ambassador tells ScandAsia, while in Singapore. Her return, versus the first visit…

8 films to watch at Nordic Film Festival Bangkok 2019

4 Nordic Embassies in Thailand: Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland come together in co-hosting 2019 Nordic Films Festival in Bangkok for the third years in a roll since 2017. The three-day festival will start from Sept 27 till Sep 29 at Quartier CineArt located on 4th floor of Emquartier near BTS Phrom Phong, Bangkok. Check…

Norway assisted Vietnam remove bomb in Thua Thien-Hue

The Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) will continuously support Thua Thien-Hue in accelerating the implementation of the “Explosive Remnant of War Risk Reduction” project in 2018-2020 period. By maintaining the coordination with relevant agencies of the central province of Thua Thien-Hue, NPA has been helping the province to collect almost 10,000 bombs, mines and explosive objects.…