Tag: Finland

Foreign Ministers talk ways to boost Vietnam-Finland relations

December 22, Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh and Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto discussed ways to boost Vietnam-Finland relations during a phone conversation. Pekka Haavisto congratulated Vietnam on its successful containment of COVID-19 and said he believes that both Vietnam and Finland will overcome the pandemic’s negative impacts to foster…

Denmark, Finland and Norway praised for having robust economic safety nets during the pandemic

Three Nordic nations, Denmark, Finland and Norway, are placed well as countries with a robust economic safety in new report ‘The World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report Special Edition 2020’. The World Economic Forum talks in general terms about the nations it believes have best coped in economic terms with the pandemic. The newly released…

Sweden provides USD 1,500,000 to UNFPA Women and Girls First Programme Phase II

On10 November 2020  Mr. Anders Frankenberg, Head of Development Cooperation of the Swedish Embassy Section Office in Yangon and Mr. Ramanathan Balakrishnan, UNFPA Representative for Myanmar signed an agreement for a grant of SEK 13 million (US$1.5 million). This funding is to support UNFPA’ Women and Girls First Programme – Phase II (2020 – 2022)…

Finland reopening borders for certain countries on 13 July 2020

The Finnish government agreed in a meeting on 8 July 2020 that they have finally moved on to open border to several other EU Member States as well as to the residents of 11 third-countries.The Cabinet agreed to lift entry restrictions for the residents of number of countries after monitoring that the incidence of the…

Coronavirus can not stop Finnish travel industry exploring virtual possibilities

Finland’s popularity as a tourist destination reached record high in 2019 but is now in frozen mode altogether. Yet this Coronavirus pandemic is not an obstacle to the Finnish travel industry now that they have exploring virtual possibilities during this quiet moment. With the national aim to reduce emission for the future along with the…

Finnish ambassador discussed further corperation with Thai Prime Minister

The Finnish ambassador to Thailand H.E. Satu Suikkari-Kleven visited Thai Prime minister Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha to discuss further strengthening bilateral relationship on 23 June 2020. The ambassador expressed her appreciations in Thailand’s progress in political and socio economy stability, along with promoting women and human rights. Her excellency praised on the accuracy of how Thai…

European Union in Malaysia announced education opportunity webminar

European Union in Malaysia published an announcement on study in Europe opportunity on 7 May 2020. An official statement said: Join our special talk with EU Delegation, EU Member States, Education Agencies, and Alumni to learn about: – Program courses at various universities and colleges – Scholarship award and research fellowship – Application and admission…

Finnish fiber glass manufacturer supplies China electric buses for green initiative

Finland-based Exel Composites has supplied Chinese bus and coach manufacturer Yutong with fiberglass profiles for 33 electric buses which have been delivered to Helsinki, Finland. The introduction of the electric buses is part of the country’s goal to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by five million kilograms a year. Exel designs and manufactures large and complex…

Norwegian biologist received honorary award from China

China granted its 2019 International Science and Technology Cooperation Award on 10th January 2020, Norway won for the first time ever while Finland got scientific honour for another year. This award recognizes the key roles foreign scientists have played in China’s scientific development, as well as China’s growing effort to diversify its scientific partners in…

Finnlines ordered super ferries from China

Finnlines has signed an order for two vessels from China Merchants Jinling Shipyard (Weihai), previously known as AVIC Weihai. Today, both shipyards are part of China Merchants Group. The two vessels will be socalled “Ro-pax ” which means the ships can both transport cars and cargo to be driven on the ship in containers or…