U.S., Denmark and 27 Nations Co-sign Joint Statement on Internet Shutdowns in Belarus

The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and Ukraine. Begin Text: We, the …

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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo With Johannes Langkilde of DR1

INTERVIEW MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE COPENHAGEN, DENMARK U.S. CHIEF OF MISSION RESIDENCE JULY 22, 2020 You can watch the interview on DR.DK   QUESTION:  Mr. Secretary, welcome to Denmark.  I hope that you are enjoying our country. SECRETARY POMPEO:  It’s been a great visit, Johannes.  Thanks for having me. QUESTION:  Great to hear that.  We have limited time, sir, so …

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Once interned in China, Uyghur American fights for religious freedom

Nury Turkel was born in a reeducation camp during China’s Cultural Revolution. Today, he is fighting for religious freedom in China and around the world as a newly appointed commissioner on the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). A Uyghur American, Turkel says his May 26 appointment to the Commission shows that the U.S. …

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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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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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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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