Taksøe-Jensen appointed Denmark’s foreign policy watchdog

Ambassador to India to conduct investigation into Denmark’s global position

The government has appointed Peter Taksøe-Jensen to conduct an investigation into Denmark’s foreign and security policy.

Taksøe-Jensen, who was recently named the Danish ambassador to India after spending five years as the Danish ambassador to the US, has the experience and insight required, the Foreign Ministry contended.

“The world is changing quickly and the crises and geopolitical developments we have seen in recent years gives Denmark, the EU and the world community new challenges and opportunities,” said the foreign minister, Kristian Jensen.

“It makes sense with a fresh perspective concerning Denmark’s foreign and security policy. We have to be prepared as well as possible to tackle the global reality, and I look forward to getting Peter Taksøe-Jensen’s input into how we best protect Denmark’s interests globally.”

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A base for 2017
Taksøe-Jensen’s investigation report is expected to be ready by May 2016 and will be a foundation for the forthcoming negotiations regarding a new defence agreement for 2017 and a new development strategy.





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