Barack Obama to visit Jutland again in June

Former US president visited the region in 2018 and 2019 but has not been to Copenhagen since 2009

Obama will visit Denmark for the third time in four years photo)
May 5th, 2022 12:42 pm| by Ben Hamilton
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Former United States President Barack Obama is visiting the central Jutland town of Skive on June 12. 

He will be the guest of KulturCenter Skive, where he will take part in a moderated discussion concerning entrepreneurship, green transition and climate change challenges.

The centre promises “a super exciting conversation with him on current topics”, and it has confirmed the moderator will not be a journalist. 

As well as visiting Denmark, Obama will also visit Spain. 

Busy, busy, busy
The visit was confirmed last night by KulturCenter Skive head Knud Bjerre. 

“The confirmation of the event finally fell into place last night, and many months of hard work lie ahead,” he said. 

“There is a huge amount of work in it. We’ve been working on it for a year and a half, and it’s obviously taken a little extra time because of the corona. This is the first visit after the pandemic where Barack Obama comes to Europe to give a speech. So it’s big, and we’ve only succeeded because of good contacts and perseverance, perseverance, perseverance.”

Obama last visited Denmark in 2019 when he gave a talk in Aalborg. A year prior to that he visited yet another Jutland town, Kolding. His last visit to the capital was when Copenhagen hosted the COP15 climate summit in 2009.

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