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.