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Denmark's new ambassador presents credentials to President Obama

9.18.2015  17:44


From left: Mr Bjørn Lose, President Barack Obama, Ambassador Lose, Mrs Ulla Kølvraa Rønberg , Miss Siw Lose, and Miss Ellen Lose


“As Ambassador, I look forward to building on the strong relationship that already exists between our two countries. The United States and Denmark have enjoyed unbroken diplomatic relations since 1801, and consular relations were established in 1792.  The US remains Denmark’s closest ally and our bilateral bonds are deep and profound, based on a common set of values and a determination to promote global stability and prosperity.

The United States is Denmark’s largest trade partner outside the EU, with exports representing a total value of DKK 100Billion (goods and services). In the second quarter of 2014, exports to the US grew by 10%. Still there is much further potential and economic opportunity for Danish companies here. I consider it one of my foremost tasks to open doors for businesses, and at the same time focus on foreign policy relations, security cooperation, and ensuring that together we combat climate change. We also share an interest in the peaceful and sustainable development of the Arctic region and the Kingdom of Denmark and the US have a strong partnership in the Arctic Council.” 

-Ambassador Lose


Denmark is a member of the UN, NATO, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, International Monetary Fund, World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, World Trade Organization, and the Arctic Council as well as the Nordic Council.

About Ambassador Lose

Lars Gert Lose is the current Ambassador of Denmark to the United States.  Prior to arriving in Washington he held the position as Permanent Under-Secretary of State, where he served as Chief Adviser on Foreign Affairs to Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt. Ambassador Lose have had a long career within the Danish Foreign Ministry. He started his career in 1997 by becoming Head of Section in the EU Coordination Office. Since then, he has held a range of high-level positions within the MFA: such as Private Secretary to Minister for Foreign Affairs Per Stig Møller (2004-2008) and Head of the Foreign Minister’s Office (2008-2011).

Follow Ambassador Lose on Twitter @LarsLose and read his full Curriculum Vitae

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