Tag: ASEAN

Norwegian ambassadors held Vietnam 2020 ASEAN leadership role meeting

On 13th December 2019, Norway’s Ambassador to ASEAN, Morten Høglund gathered with diplomats from Norwegian Embassies to all ASEAN countries, and senior officials from MFA Oslo for a meeting in Hanoi. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss Norway’s engagement with ASEAN when Vietnam starts chairing the Association of Southeast Asian Nations from January…

Norway contributes US$ 3mil to reduce ASEAN region plastic waste

The Government of Norway launched the ASEAN-Norway Cooperation Project on Local Capacity Building for Reducing Plastic Pollution in the ASEAN Region (ASEANO) in Jakarta on 9th December 2019. “Norway is proud to launch this project with ASEAN in combating marine litter and micro plastics,” said Ambassador of Norway to ASEAN, Morten Høglund. “Healthy oceans are…

Norwegian Embassy plants trees to offset own carbon-footprint

The Norwegian ambassador together with the ASEAN green initiative made their first move on reducing carbon footprint by planted 500 trees in Metro Manila on 19th November 2019. The Embassy has specifically chosen to plant trees in the La Mesa Watershed, as this is the carbon dioxide sink of Metro Manila. The watershed is also…

High grade of activity,‘ Business Blueprint’ concept: SwedCham Singapore

Since the Swedish Chamber of Commerce (SwedCham) was formed in Singapore its professional business activities have exceeded anything seen under the previous organisational format, known as SBAS. “We have increased the volume of activities by 500 per cent and in 2018 we had on average one event per week! During the one and a half…

Denmark takes pole position as Singapore initiates ‘Infrastructure Asia’

‘Infrastructure Asia’ (IA) is one of the Singapore Government’s most recent and very important initiatives (launched during its presidency of ASEAN in 2018, at the 8th Asia-Singapore Infrastructure Roundtable) – an entity put up to support Asia’s economic and social growth through infrastructure development. Denmark in Singapore has immediately responded to this by engaging and…

Norwegian minister of foreign affairs attends ASEAN meeting in Singapore

Minister of foreign affairs of Norway, Ine Eriksen Søreide, meets with her Asian colleges at the 51st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Singapore. At the meeting, the foreign ministers of the ASEAN member states meet with foreign ministers from ASEAN’s external partners, including Norway. “The partnership with ASEAN is important…

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…