Foreign Ministry in Denmark opens new Centre in Shanghai

On the 22nd of January, Friis Arne Petersen, Ambassador of Denmark in China and Danish Consul General in Shanghai, Nicolai Prytz, inaugurated the new offices of the Royal Danish Consulate General and Innovation Centre Denmark in Shanghai.

Ambassador Friis Arne Petersen (right) giving his opening speech during the inauguration of the new offices of the Royal Danish Consulate General and Innovation Centre Denmark in Shanghai.

At the reception the new office space were toured by more than 200 guests coming from the Chinese local municipal government, Danish businesses in the Shanghai area, diplomats from other foreign representations in Shanghai, media and other partners of the Danish Consulate General and Innovation Centre Denmark in Shanghai.

During the occasion Ambassador Friis Arne Petersen also highlighted that 2015 is the 65th year anniversary of establishment of diplomatic ties between the Kingdom of Denmark and the People’s Republic of China.

“The expansion of the physical premises of the Royal Danish Consulate General in Shanghai is a great indicator of the increasing bilateral ties between China and Denmark. It shows the importance of China for Danish commercial, governmental and cultural interests,” says Ambassador Friis Arne Petersen.

“Denmark is the only country in the world that has unbroken diplomatic ties with China since 1908 and 65 years ago Denmark recognized the People’s Republic of China as one of the first Western countries to do so”.

Read the press release by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Denmark here:
http://kina.um.dk/en/about-us/news/newsdisplaypage.aspx?newsID=C7DEAE9B-1D15-466D-9EDD-A76336C964DD

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