Tag: Sweden

Malaysia retained its seat in IMO council

Malaysia not only managed to retain its seat for the eighth consecutive term at the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Council under Category C during a recent re-election.  It also won a record number of votes with 142 out of 165 member countries,in London, 29th November 2019. Malaysia has now held its seat on the IMO…

Indonesia’s transport minister met with Sweden’s infrastructure minister

On 26th November 2019, Indonesian transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi met with Sweden’s Infrastructure Minister, Thomas Eneroth, for a spot of lobbying following a bilateral talk. “Support from Sweden would also strengthen cooperation between the two countries,” Mr. Budi said in a statement on 27th November. Indonesia and Sweden signed a letter of intent for…

Swedish SEK proposed a commercial loan of over US$1 billion for the construction of Long Thanh airport.

Vietnam is considering Sweden’s loans to build Long Thanh International Airport and develop the air traffic control activities. “Long Thanh International Airport is in need of huge investment capital,” said Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment, Mr. Vu Dai Thang, at a conference held last week discussing the financial mechanism for Long Thanh airport. “Financial…

Malaysia announced ban on discharge wash water from open-loop scrubber

Malaysia has joined the major bunkering hubs of neighbouring Singapore and UAE’s Fujairah in effecting a ban on discharge of wash water from the open-loop style of exhaust gas cleaning systems, more commonly known as scrubbers A shipping notice – MSN 07/2019 – hosted on the website of Malaysia’s department of maritime affairs, Jabatan Laut…

Swedish embassy in Manila contributed to minimize violence against women

Respeto Naman campaign is a collaboration of the Embassy of Sweden in the Philippines, SPARK! Philippines, the Office of Vice President Leni Robredo, the United Nations, Empower, Terre des Hommes through Girls Advocacy Alliance, and Para sa Saning. Link The campaign officially started on 21st November 2019, and focuses on the issues of rape and…

Vietnam and Sweden marked 50 years of diplomatic relationship

Ambassador Ann Måwe participated on 23rd November 2019 in the conference in Hanoi: “The role of Vietnam-Sweden public diplomacy over the past 50 years”. Speaking at the conference, Deputy Minister of Justice and Chairman of the Vietnam-Sweden Friendship Association, Mr. Nguyen Khanh Ngoc said: “Sweden was one of the first countries to establish bilateral ties…

The Swedish institute management programme in China celebrated 10th years anniversary

The Swedish Institute Management Programme (SIMP) held an event at the Swedish Embassy in China, celebrating its 10th anniversary on 12th November 2019. “Sino-Swedish CSR cooperation exists since our first Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in the area that was signed in 2007. The CSR Center at this embassy will celebrate its 10 years’ anniversary next…

Koenigsegg cooperates with Chinese investor to expand in electric car market.

Koenigsegg, a Swedish supercar maker together with The Evergrande group, a Chinese property development group are planning to expand together in EV car productions in 2020-21. Eariler in January 2019, the Evergrande group invested over US$300m in a new venture, acquired 20% of shares with Swedish supercar maker Koenigsegg, acquired 51% of shares in National…

Swedish ambassador to Cambodia received by The King

Mr Björn Häggmark, the new Swedish ambassador to Cambodia, presented his credential letters to His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni of Cambodia on 7 November 2019. Ambassador Häggmark was accompanied at the royal audience by members of the Embassy’s diplomatic staff. The ceremony marks the starting point for official contacts between the ambassador and the Royal…