Four new embassies open today

Denmark representated in Nigeria, the Philippines, Colombia and Myanmar

August 1st, 2014 10:50 am| by admin

Today is the first day for four new Danish ambassadors as Denmark's new embassies open in Nigeria, the Philippines, Colombia and Myanmar, the foreign ministry announced today.

Foreign Minister Martin Lidegaard explained that the new embassies were the results of the biggest modernisation of the ministry for years.

"The world is changing rapidly, globalisation creates new power centres and new growing economies and we have to be present where Denmark gets the most out of it, politically and economically," he said.

Some open, some close
"The new embassies will both have to help Danish companies and citizens and co-operate with the countries to deal with the development they are experiencing and the choices they have to make," he continued.

While Denmark is strengthening its presence in these promising regions, other representations will have to close in Cyprus, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Slovenia, Slovakia, Milan and in Libya.

Denmark's office in Niger and in Aghanistan will also be gradually reduced over the coming years.

Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller: More than a businessman
Depending on whom you ask, Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller, who died in April 2012...
He's never booked a waxing session and knows how to change a light bulb (photo: iStock)
Traditional men are the best lovers, according to female members of an adultery site
If the female members of adultery website Victoria Milan are to be believed...
Degnegården in Copenhagen no longer figures on the government's 'Ghetto list' (photo: Google Maps)
Denmark has fewer marginalised districts than last year
The number of marginalised and troubled neighbourhoods in Denmark has fall...
(photo: Frank Fu)
December music: like father, like son
Albert Hammond Jr Sun Dec 6, 19:00; Amager Bio, Øresundsvej 6, Cph S; 22...
According to the judge, the men used "brute force of a particularly crude character" (Photo: iStock)
Two men sentenced over brutal killing of taxi driver
Two men have been sentenced today to eight years in prison for the brutal a...
DMI has registered 84 storms and hurricanes in the past 55 years (photo: Anna/Flickr)
Stormy season coming to Denmark
Storm Gorm has just blown over the Danish kingdom, toppling trees and teari...