Today, Anders Samuelsen will be making his first trip
as Minister for Foreign Affairs. Anders Samuelsen heads to Brussels to attend NATO’s
meeting for Ministers of Foreign Affairs today and tomorrow, and to meet
bilaterally with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.
Denmark has been chosen to host the world’s biggest anti-corruption conference. The conference is arranged in collaboration with the organisation Transparency International and International Anti-Corruption Conference Council and will take place in 2018.
In a meeting of the Danish Parliament’s Foreign Policy Committee, the Government consulted with the Parliament regarding the expansion of Danish training efforts in Iraq with an engineering and construction team.
On Friday in Copenhagen, Denmark’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Anders Samuelsen met with the leader of Syria’s Civil Defence, Raed al-Saleh.
The Minister for Development Cooperation, Ulla Tørnæs, met with Burkina Faso’s Minister of Economy, Finance and Development, Rosine Sori-Coulibaly yesterday. The meeting was the newly appointed minister’s first meeting with a foreign minister, thus affirming the special partnership between Burkina Faso and Denmark, which so far has lasted for over 30 years.
The Danish government is allocating DKK 11 million to developing countries towards the use of climate technology in connection with the climate summit COP22 in Morocco.
Denmark opens a new innovation centre in Tel Aviv today. The centre will strengthen Danish innovation, research, growth, and employment.
For the sixth year in a row Denmark is ranked the easiest place in Europe to do business. Globally, only New Zealand and Singapore are ahead of Denmark in the World Bank’s ‘Ease of Doing Business Index’ published today.
Invest in Denmark and Copenhagen Capacity are helping IBM expand its activities with a new innovation centre in Copenhagen. Within two years, 250 IT professionals will be employed at the new centre. The first talents will join already by the beginning of 2017.
Kristian Jensen is taking part today in the major international ministerial conference on Af-ghanistan’s reform programme and the international community’s support for it. At the meet-ing, Kristian Jensen will launch the Danish support programme for 2017-2020.
Apple’s billion investment in a datacenter in Denmark is now followed up by a new ambitious research agreement with Aarhus University regarding a new research and development partnership within biogas.
The Minister for Foreign Affairs Kristian Jensen has allocated 75 million Danish kroner to education projects in Syria and the surrounding areas.
Kristian Jensen, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Denmark, will visit Ukraine in the next two days, where he will announce that Denmark has been selected to lead EU’s fight against corruption in Ukraine through a new program of DKK 120 million euro.
Bangladesh and Denmark have agreed to continue working together in the areas of mutual interest including green growth, climate change, development and trade & investments. The countries also decided to cooperate with each other to counter the global threats of terrorism and violent extremism.
The Danish-led international maritime transport operation to remove approximately 500 tons remnants of Libya's chemical weapons stockpile is close to completion. The chemicals were picked up at the port of Misrata in Libya on Saturday August 27. The chemicals are now on their way out of the Mediterranean Sea on its way to Germany.