Ambassador Sands’ remarks at the 2020 Independence Day Celebrations

Excellencies, Ministers, distinguished colleagues, and friends – welcome. Thank you for joining me on this beautiful afternoon to celebrate American independence and the birth of our great democracy, which turns 244 years old this year. This occasion gives us the opportunity to honor the strong and historic alliance between the United States and the Kingdom …

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Pride Week 2020 – Open Letter from Ambassador Carla Sands

On the occasion of Copenhagen Pride Week 2020, the entire U.S. Embassy team and I wish all those throughout the Kingdom of Denmark a great week full of inspiring conversations that seek to provide solutions for advancing the rights of LGBTI persons and protecting them from violence, criminalization, discrimination and stigma. Protecting and defending human …

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Reopening of U.S. Consulate Nuuk

This week marked an historic milestone in U.S./Greenland/Denmark relations when the U.S. Consulate in Nuuk reopened. The reopening was marked by a kaffemik and a flag raising ceremony. The new U.S. Consul in Nuuk, Sung Choi, noted “we are back with a committed diplomatic presence that serves to strengthen ties with all of Greenland’s communities.” …

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Statement by Ambassador Sands on the Opening of U.S. Consulate Nuuk

On behalf of the U.S. government, I am excited to begin this new chapter in our relationship with Greenland and the entire Kingdom of Denmark by re-establishing our consulate in Nuuk, Greenland. The consulate is another positive sign of the strong collaboration between the U.S. government and the Greenlandic and Danish governments. I want to …

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Åbent brev fra Carla Sands, USAs ambassadør til det danske kongerige

Kære ven, Foråret og det dejlige vejr er vendt tilbage til Danmark. Når jeg finder tid til at nyde solskinnet, er det nemt at forestille sig, for et øjeblik, at tingene er ved at vende tilbage til det normale. Men når jeg så hører nyhederne, bliver jeg hurtigt mindet om, at vi stadig står midt …

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Åbent brev fra USA’s Ambassadør i Kongeriget Danmark, Carla Sands

(English version below) Kære ven, Jeg er blevet dybt rørt over de scenarier, der udspiller sig i Italien, flere steder i Europa og i Brooklyn i New York, hvor folk står på deres altaner og synger og spiller sammen med deres naboer. Jeg er også meget inspireret af de mange positive beskeder og hilsener i …

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Statement from Ambassador Sands

We must work together to overcome the COVID-19 outbreak and the spread of disinformation. Please only trust and share information from credible sources, and, when possible, refer directly to the relevant authorities. It is a fact that the U.S., as with our allies in Europe, is contributing across the world to help stop the spread …

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Message from Ambassador Sands

Dear Friends of the U.S. Embassy and Residents of the Kingdom of Denmark, Our countries have a long and storied friendship, and we will get through this difficult time together. My team and I encourage everyone to follow the travel guidelines announced by the Danish government ( 14 March Security announcement ) and follow the practices recommended by the authorities …

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The US View on the Arctic

As delivered at the Annual Security Policy Conference at Christiansborg, November 15, 2019   Your Excellencies, Members of Parliament, Generals, Ladies and Gentlemen – good afternoon. Thank you for the opportunity to speak with you today about the United States and our view on the Arctic. I want to thank our hosts, Folk & Sikkerhed, …

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Ambassador Sands participates in Ólavsøka

Ambassador Sands visited the Faroe Islands to participate in the festivities surrounding the Faroese National Day, Ólavsøka. During the visit, Ambassador Sands met with Faroese Prime Minister Aksel Johannesen, saw the traditional boat races and participated in National Day celebrations.   Thank you @Tinganes for inviting me to #Ólavsøka . Many thanks to the #Faroese people for the special …

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Remarks by Ambassador Sands at the 2019 Independence Day celebrations on June 20.

Your excellencies, ministers, ladies and gentlemen, friends and colleagues, welcome to Rydhave and happy Independence Day. Thank you for joining us to honor the day our forefathers pledged their sacred honor to the founding of the United States and the idea that liberty is man’s highest calling. First, I would like to say to our …

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Remarks by Ambassador Sands at the Future Greenland Conference

The United States and Greenland: New Opportunities Through Expanded Partnership and Cooperation Good morning.  Thank you for this opportunity to speak with you all.  I see some friends and familiar faces in the audience.  I know that everyone here has Greenland’s future and best interests at heart.  You are joined by the United States in …

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Sharing the Burden – The Importance of Having Adequate Defense Spending for a Credible Defense

In 2014, all NATO members agreed to work towards spending 2% of their GDP on defense by 2024. Therefore, the U.S. is asking Denmark and other NATO allies to come up with credible plans to improve defense capabilities. Unfortunately, many NATO countries, including Denmark fall short of this target. On this page we have compiled …

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No More Time to Waste – Denmark and Europe Must Address Uncomfortable Defense Realities

By U.S. Ambassador to Denmark, Carla H. Sands Published on December 6, 2018, in Politiken. Read in Danish The partnership between the United States and Denmark is among the strongest in the world.  For over seven decades we have relied upon each other with the surety of friendship and a shared worldview. Our nations have long believed in …

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WHY IT IS SO IMPORTANT THAT THE EU AND THE U.S. AGREE ABOUT FREE TRADE

Berlingske, Section 1, page 44.  Sunday, November 18, 2018 – Read the story on Berlingske.dk WHY IT IS SO IMPORTANT THAT THE EU AND THE US AGREE ABOUT FREE TRADE By the United States Ambassador to Denmark, Carla Sands, and the Danish Ambassador to the United States, Lars Lose. The bonds between Denmark and the United States are strong.  Between …

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Ambassador Sands and Embassy Staff visit the Faroe Islands

Ambassador Sands and staff from several Embassy sections visited the Faroe Islands in late August, 2018. During the visit the delegation met with Arctic Command for a briefing about their work in the waters around the Faroe Islands. A visit to Vinnuhúsið/Industriens Hus was also on the agenda. Ambassador Sands was briefed on the Faroese …

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Ambassador Sands’ remarks at the 2018 Pride Reception

Good afternoon, everyone, and welcome. I’m joined here by my fellow hosts – the Ambassador of Australia, the Charge d’Affaires from Canada, and the Deputy Head of Mission of the UK, because we all share a common goal: to advance the equal rights and human rights of LGBTI persons. And I know we share that …

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Statement by U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Denmark Carla Sands and The Embassy of the United States of America

Statement by U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Denmark Carla Sands and The Embassy of the United States of America August 8, 2018 We are disappointed to learn that some members of local lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) organizations have declined to attend the Pride reception hosted by the embassies of the United …

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I cannot imagine a better ally nor a better friend to America than Denmark – Ambassador Sands’ Independence Day Remarks

Remarks by Ambassador Sands at the 2018 Independence Day Celebrations on June 21 at Rydhave   Ministers, Ambassadors, distinguished colleagues, and friends— welcome. What a pleasure it is to have you here as we gather to celebrate my nation’s 242nd birthday. This is my first American Independence Day in Denmark and it is both my …

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