Tag: ASEAN

Danes see Malaysia gateway to thriving Asean consumer market

The 640-million strong ASEAN population has gained prominence in recent years as a promising consumer market, with a thriving young middle-class (median age of 29) becoming more urban. Nielsen has projected that the Asean middle class – people with disposable income of US$16-US$100 per day – is projected to reach 400 million by 2020. And…

Danish Embassy Indonesia seeks ways for further environmental efforts with Asean

On 17 April Denmark’s Ambassador Casper Klynge to Indonesia, along with Development Officer Emil visited the Asean Secretariat to meet with its Deputy Secretary General Mr Vongthep. The key focus of the discussions was to enhance cooperation on environmental activities to reduce the threat from marine plastic debris. Plastic debris, especially marine plastic debris, is…

Norway’s FM attends ASEAN Meeting

From 24 to 26 July the 49th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting took place in Vientiane, Laos. The meeting was attended by a range of foreign ministers from Southeast Asia, but also other regions of the world, including Norway, represented by Foreign Minister, Børge Brende. “The partnership with ASEAN is very positive for Norway,” Brende said ahead of…