Defence minister visits Danish soldiers in Afghanistan

Peter Christensen thanked the deployed troops for their efforts in increasing security in the fragile state

Peter Christensen, the defence minister, met last Friday with Danish soldiers deployed to the Afghanistan capital Kabul.

Christensen thanked the soldiers for their hard work and efforts to increase security and stability in the fragile state.

“Although the security situation in parts of Afghanistan remains fragile and the fight against the Taliban is for the long haul, it’s been uplifting for me to see the difference we at NATO have made and are still making,” Christensen stated.

READ MORE: Military experts concerned about Denmark’s NATO future

The minister stressed Denmark’s role in the stabilisation of the war-torn country and the importance of providing continuous support to the local security forces.

Currently, there are about 85 Danes deployed to NATO’s ‘Resolute Support’ mission in Kabul.

The Danish contribution focuses on providing advice, support and training to the Afghan security forces.





  • How internationals can benefit from joining trade unions

    How internationals can benefit from joining trade unions

    Being part of a trade union is a long-established norm for Danes. But many internationals do not join unions – instead enduring workers’ rights violations. Find out how joining a union could benefit you, and how to go about it.

  • Internationals in Denmark rarely join a trade union

    Internationals in Denmark rarely join a trade union

    Internationals are overrepresented in the lowest-paid fields of agriculture, transport, cleaning, hotels and restaurants, and construction – industries that classically lack collective agreements. A new analysis from the Workers’ Union’s Business Council suggests that internationals rarely join trade unions – but if they did, it would generate better industry standards.

  • Novo Nordisk overtakes LEGO as the most desirable future workplace amongst university students

    Novo Nordisk overtakes LEGO as the most desirable future workplace amongst university students

    The numbers are especially striking amongst the 3,477 business and economics students polled, of whom 31 percent elected Novo Nordisk as their favorite, compared with 20 percent last year.