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. (Photo State Dept.)
Ambassador Gifford met with representatives from all the political parties’ youth organizations to learn more about young Danes and the issues they care about. (Photo State Dept.)

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 interest young Danes and into some of the differences between Denmark and the U.S. and how they are seen from a Danish point of view.

One common assessment was that, even though there are differences, and that Danes and Americans need to explain these differences to each other, there are many more similarities than differences between Denmark and the U.S. As partners and allies Denmark and the U.S. are unique, not least because of close cultural ties and shared values.