Secretary Blinken’s Visit to Copenhagen, Kingdom of Denmark

Secretary of State, Anthony J. Blinken, traveled to Copenhagen, Kingdom of Denmark, as part of his trip to Denmark, Iceland, and Greenland on May 16-20, 2021. Secretary Blinken’s Meeting With PM Frederiksen Secretary Blinken began his trip in Copenhagen, Kingdom of Denmark, where he arrived late evening May 16. The Secretary met with Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen to discuss the strong bilateral ties between Denmark and the …

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Secretary Blinken’s Travel to Denmark, Iceland, and Greenland

PRESS STATEMENT NED PRICE, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON MAY 14, 2021 Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will travel to Copenhagen, Reykjavik, and Kangerlussuaq from May 16-20. Secretary Blinken will begin his trip in Copenhagen, Kingdom of Denmark, where he will meet with Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen and Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod to discuss our strong bilateral ties, commitment to combating …

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Top advisors in the U.S. and Danish governments discuss shared priorities and challenges, including NATO cooperation and the Arctic

National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan spoke by phone yesterday with Jean-Charles Ellermann-Kingombe, Permanent Under-Secretary of State at the Danish Prime Minister’s Office. Mr. Sullivan expressed the Biden Administration’s appreciation for the strong relationship between the United States and the Kingdom of Denmark. He thanked Mr. Ellermann-Kingombe for Denmark’s leadership of the NATO Mission Iraq and …

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Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSIs) for Student Leaders 2021 – Application deadline: 01/20-2021

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSIs) for Student Leaders are intensive short-term academic programs whose purpose is to provide groups of undergraduate student leaders with a deeper understanding of the United States while simultaneously enhancing their leadership skills.  The Institutes will consist of a balanced series of seminar discussions, readings, group presentations and …

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Henry Henson – A U.S. Fulbright Student in Aarhus

Introducing Henry Henson and Fulbright Henry Henson is an American Fulbright Student at Aarhus University. Fulbright Denmark is a world-famous exchange program that creates a unique opportunity for elite students and scholars to study, research, and work with other top students and scholars within their field in all corners of the world. Fulbright connects people …

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Veterans Day – Honoring brave men and women who served

Veterans Day and Armistice Day November 11 is Veterans Day in the United States – an important national holiday on which we honor all those who served our country. Originally known as Armistice Day, because it falls on the day that marks the ending of World War One, the day originally paid tribute to soldiers of the First and Second World War. Many other countries still mark this day in …

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Statement on Improved Cooperation in Greenland

For Immediate Release PRESS RELEASE U.S. Embassy Copenhagen October 28, 2020 Statement on Improved Cooperation in Greenland   The United States has a long history of close cooperation with the Danish and Greenlandic governments based on our deep economic ties, strong defense partnership, and shared respect for democratic values, human rights, and the rule of …

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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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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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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo at a Press Availability with Danish Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod

REMARKS TO THE PRESS MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS COPENHAGEN, DENMARK JULY 22, 2020 FOREIGN MINISTER KOFOD:  Welcome, Secretary Pompeo, Mike.  Let me start by welcoming you to Denmark.  High-level visits these days are rare due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, and your decision to prioritize to come to official visit here to Denmark underscores the …

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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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Temporary Pause of International Exchange Programs Due to COVID-19

MEDIA NOTE |  OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON | MARCH 12, 2020 The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) will temporarily pause all ECA-funded programs that involve travel to and from countries with heightened U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Alert Level 2 (Practice Enhanced Precautions) and Warning Level 3 (Avoid Nonessential Travel) or heightened State Department COVID-19 related Travel Advisory …

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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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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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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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National Religious Freedom Day 2018

Since 1993, the President of the United States has proclaimed January 16 as National Religious Freedom Day, commemorating the Virginia General Assembly‘s adoption of Thomas Jefferson‘s landmark Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom on January 16, 1786. The idea of Freedom of Religion is enshrined in Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which …

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My time in Denmark has come to an end

Simbi, who has blogged on our site this winter and spring is almost done with her semester in Denmark. During her stay here she’s given an American perspective on many things Danish. This time she discusses her thoughts about leaving, seeing now familiar things with fresh eyes, and being conscious of your surroundings. The views …

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Favorite Spots – Through the eyes of a U.S. student

Simbi, who has blogged on our site this winter and spring is almost done with her semester in Denmark. During her stay here she’s given an American perspective on many things Danish. This time she discusses some of her personal favorite spots in Denmark. It’s an interesting mix of classic Danish, global influences, and a healthy …

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How can I be in a foreign country but still feel like I’m home?

Here is Simbi’s second blog post. During her studies in Denmark she will write about her experience as an exchange student. In this blog post, she is looking at differences and similarities between Denmark and the United States.   I see life as a journey made of decisions and experiences that in some way help to …

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President Trump and Prime Minister Rasmussen Meet in The White House

On March 30, 2017, the President welcomed Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen of Denmark to the White House for bilateral consultations. Denmark is one of the closest allies of the United States, and the Prime Minister’s visit was a testament to the deep and enduring ties between the two countries. The meeting was an opportunity …

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The Dartmouth Adventure Part 2

First term at Dartmouth University has passed, and Frederikke is now sharing her experience as an exchange student in the U.S. Read her story and learn more about the challenges that occur when studying in a foreign language, the vast cultural differences that exist in our educational systems, as well as ways Danes and Americans …

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Elephant, Donkeys or Third Party Animal? – Election Debate at the Youth Folkemøde

The U.S. Ambassador, Rufus Gifford, participated in a debate concerning the election and the American Presidential System   Hundreds of students gathered around one of the main stages as the debate on the American Election was about to begin. First up on the agenda was a small introduction to the election and the American political system …

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Danish students help with counter-radicalization

The U.S. Embassy organized a workshop on counter-radicalization for approximately 90 young Danish pupils in the age of 15-20 at the Youth Folkemøde. The intention of the workshop was to open a dialogue on violent extremism and radicalization with the participants and discuss what initiatives can be taken to prevent these unfortunately very relevant and …

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Gender Equality: It should be the norm – but it isn’t

Gender Equality Panel Discussion at the Youth Folkemøde The embassy had the pleasure of participating in a panel discussion about gender equality. The U.S government is a strong supporter of empowering women’s rights in the political, economic and social realms of their countries. The panel was moderated by Deputy Chief of Mission Laura Lochman and the panelists included Ambassador Rufus Gifford , Natasha Joof …

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Celebrating Democracy at First Ever Youth Folkemøde

In September, the U.S. Embassy in Denmark took part in a celebration of democracy along with thousands of Danish Students. The sun was shining bright over Søndermarken, Copenhagen. It was the early hours of the first ever Youth Folkemøde , also called UFM16, in Denmark. Thursday the 8th of September marked the first day of this very …

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Secretary John Kerry visited Denmark & Greenland

Secretary John Kerry visited Denmark & Greenland U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited Denmark and Greenland on June 16 and 17. During the very busy two-day schedule Secretary Kerry met with HM the Queen, Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen, Foreign Minister Kristian Jensen, GAME, Greenland Prime Minister Kim Kielsen, and many many more. The visit focused on some …

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ESTA Enhancements

23 February 2016 CBP Press Release CBP announces additional enhancements to the electronic system for travel authorization WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection today announced additional enhancements to the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA), as part of the continued implementation of the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015 (the Act). …

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Meeting young Danish politicians

Ambassador Gifford met with representatives from all the political parties’ youth organizations to learn more about young Danes and the issues they care about. Ambassador Gifford shared his experiences from his political work in several campaigns and talked about issues that interested young Americans. The ensuing conversations gave Ambassador Gifford great insight into topics that …

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70th Anniversary of the rescue of Danish Jews

The U.S. embassies in Stockholm and Copenhagen join the Swedish and Danish people in commemorating the 70th anniversary of the rescue of Danish Jews.  U.S. Ambassador to Sweden Mark Brzezinski said, “As highlighted by President Obama during his recent visit to Stockholm, this is an important day for us all to remember the importance of …

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Joint Statement by Kingdom of Denmark, Republic of Finland, Republic of Iceland, Kingdom of Norway, Kingdom of Sweden, and the United States of Americ

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release September 04, 2013 Joint Statement by Kingdom of Denmark, Republic of Finland, Republic of Iceland, Kingdom of Norway, Kingdom of Sweden, and the United States of America The Kingdom of Denmark, Republic of Finland, Republic of Iceland, Kingdom of Norway, Kingdom of Sweden, and …

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2013 Independence Day Celebrations at Rydhave

A sunny Tuesday afternoon saw over 1.000 embassy friends and contacts from the worlds of academia, business, culture, diplomacy, government, law enforcement, and military gather at the U.S. Ambassador’s Residence in Denmark, Rydhave. The event which included the posting of the Danish and American flags by Danish Life Guard soldiers and U.S. Marines respectively was …

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Danes get a feel for NATO

A group of Danish policy makers – representing the Folketing, think tanks and ministries – visited SHAPE , the central command of NATO’s military forces, near Mons in Belgium on May 29.  The visit was part of the U.S. Embassy’s annual NATO study tour which allows participants to go to NATO installations and experience at first …

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How do we make people talk to each other again?

New York Public Library Director, Paul Holdengräber, explains the ideas behind his celebrated “Live from NYPL” series, where he talks to rock stars, Nobel Prize winners and other celebrities about life, literature and the arts.  Some interviewers want to fade away, once they have asked their question.  Not me.  I want to interject myself into …

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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Stephen A. Cristina at AmCham’s “Meet the Leaders”

Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen, It is my pleasure to be here today and welcome this impressive group of business leaders and foreign investors, and our guest of honor, Minister Corydon. The relationship between the Embassy and AmCham is a strong and active one. We have supported each other throughout the years, and I look …

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