Next Danish Ambassadors appointed for China and Vietnam

Upon the departures of ambassadors Friis Arne Petersen and John Nielsen, from China and Vietnam respectively during the summer of 2015, ScandAsia can announce the new Danish ambassadors that have been appointed some time ago.


A. Carsten Damsgaard, Ambassador to Japan, is transferred to take over the helm in Beijing, China, while Charlotte Laursen, from the foreign ministry in Denmark returns to the Embassy of Denmark, Vietnam, and this time as Denmark’s new ambassador, to continue her Southeast-Asian journey.

The Counsellor once replaced Mikael H. Winther as deputy head of the Embassy in Bangkok. And prior to that Mrs. Laursen she was actually posted in Vietnam, in Hanoi since September 2004 as Previously Deputy Head of Mission.


At Danish Foreign Ministry Charlotte Laursen was responsible for Strategies. Policy and Quality, and board member of The Trade Council.

A. Carsten Damsgaard was appointed to be Denmark’s ambassador to Japan on 1 September 2011. Previously he was the Ambassador to Afghanistan.

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