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The Danish Minister for Foreign Affairs opens Danish Embassy in Algeria

05-03-2018  07:01

Minister for Foreign Affairs, Anders Samuelsen, will visit Algeria on the 4th to the 6th of March to officially open the Danish Embassy in Algiers.

The Minister says:

"I am very happy to be able to open the Danish Embassy in Algiers. Algeria is an important partner and allied in a number of areas. I look forward to strengthening our cooperation on stability and economic progress in North Africa and the Sahel. Algeria is also an important partner in dealing with the migratory challenges facing Europe. In addition, Algeria is Africa's fourth largest economy and a growing market. A strengthened Danish presence in Algiers will help promote Danish commercial interests in Algeria. Therefore, it is also a great pleasure for me to be accompanied by a group of leading Danish companies, all of which see a significant potential in Algeria. "

In addition to participating in the official opening, the Minister for Foreign Affairs will have separate meetings with Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia, Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel and several other Algerian ministers. The Minister for Foreign Affairs will also open a Danish-Algerian Business Forum, organized by Confederation of Danish Industry and its Algerian sister organization FCE with participation of representatives from Danish and Algerian companies. Finally, the Minister for Foreign Affairs will participate in a visit to the site of the new Novo Nordisk factory outside of Algiers.

For further information please contact:
Press adviser Anne Ege, +45 41 53 25 26