Kristian Jensen begins foreign minister tenure with Berlin trip

Christian Wenande
June 30th, 2015

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New foreign minister reaching out to his European colleagues

Just two days on the job and Jensen is already off (photo: Fæ)

Denmark’s new foreign minister has wasted little time in getting on the road following his appointment by the new Lars Løkke Rasmussen-led government.

Kristian Jensen flew to Berlin today to meet the German foreign minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, as part of the new Danish minister’s efforts to establish contacts with his European and Nordic counterparts following the change in government.

“It’s important for me to quickly speak with our neighbours, and most importantly our European co-operation partners,” Jensen said.

“So I’m pleased that I can visit Germany, a core EU member, on the second day of my posting as foreign minister. I look forward to discussing the many issues we co-operate with and reveal the new government’s policies.”

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More trips ahead
Another goal of the trip is to confirm and strengthen the close Danish-German relationship and discuss the EU situation.

Aside from visiting Berlin, Jensen has planned a number of meetings with other European colleagues in the near future.


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