MANILA, Philippines—The “impressive growth” the Philippines has achieved in recent years convinced Denmark to reopen its embassy in Manila after 12 years of managing its affairs here through Kuala Lumpur, Danish diplomats said.
Nicolai Ruge, Denmark’s nonresident ambassador to the Philippines based in Malaysia, said the Danish government would push through with reestablishing its permanent mission in the Philippines in August, having appointed a new resident envoy familiar with working in the country.
“Last year … I did venture to say that we at the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs were exploring the option of establishing a more permanent presence in the Philippines. But (we) also cautioned that in times of financial prudence and restraint, it might not be a full-fledged embassy,” Ruge said on Thursday night during the celebration of Denmark’s Constitution Day in Makati City.
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