New ambassadors appointed to US, Ghana and Croatia

and Mandela confirmed as ambassador to Denmark

The Foreign Ministry has revealed plans to shift around some of its ambassadors later this year.

Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt’s foreign affairs adviser, Lars Gert Lose, will replace Peter Taksøe-Jensen as the ambassador to the US in Washington on August 15. Taksøe-Jensen will in turn move to a new position in New Dehli, India.

Tove Degnbol, a department head at the Foreign Ministry, will take over as ambassador in Ghana on July 1. The current ambassador to Ghana, Margit Thomsen, will be called back from Accra to the Foreign Ministry.

“Aside from being a priority nation for Danish development aid, Ghana is increasingly becoming an important political co-operation partner for Denmark in west Africa. Denmark underlines that priority by appointing a maritime adviser to Ghana,” the Foreign Ministry wrote.

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Mandela confirmed
Anders Christian Hougård, the current ambassador to Iran, will take over the ambassadorship to Croatia in Zagreb on August 15. The incumbent Danish ambassador to Croatia, Poul Erik Dam Kristensen, is being called back to the Foreign Ministry.

All ambassadors must be approved by their host nations before they can be completed.

In related news, Zindzi Mandela, the daughter of Nelson and Winnie Mandela, has officially become South Africa’s new ambassador to Denmark.

South African media reported Mandela's appointment as a done deal in October last year, but nothing had been officially confirmed until now.