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Welcome from Denmark's Ambassador in Sweden

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Sweden is a beautiful and fantastic country. Like Denmark, Sweden is a role model for many, and is at the same time a country that faces international as well as domestic challenges. Denmark and Sweden are close business partners, and there are many areas where we can mutually inspire and make each other stronger.

Being Denmark's ambassador to Sweden is a dream job for me. As a child of the Baltic Sea - with Bornholm and Polish (as well as Southern Jutland) roots - it is very important to me that we in our region have a close and trusting collaboration on the challenges and opportunities that arise.

Denmark and Sweden already work closely together in the EU, the Nordic countries, the UN and many other regional and international fora. We also have close commercial cooperation, and many small and medium-sized companies get their first export experience here in Denmark's third largest market (No. 3 after the USA and Germany). Both our countries, as small open economies, benefit from an international system based on law and cooperation rather than force and conflict. With Swedish membership in NATO, we will have even closer cooperation also regarding defence and security policy. I am therefore pleased that the embassy in Stockholm will be strengthened in September 2022 with a Danish defence attaché sent from Denmark.

In 2022 we have the 400th anniversary of our diplomatic relations. It has been 400 years since Denmark had its first ambassador in Sweden, when Christian IV appointed Peder Galt as his envoy, and he presented his credentials to Gustav II Adolf. It was therefore with a sense of the whir of history that on 22nd of August 2022 I thanked H.M. Queen Margrethe II for the appointment as ambassador and I very much look forward to presenting my credentials to H.M. Carl XVI Gustaf.

Previously, I have worked as ambassador in Tallinn, deputy head of the embassy in Paris, embassy secretary in Vienna and in various positions at home in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, e.g. in the executive secretariat and as head of Public and Administrative Legal Department and head of office for Northern Europe. In the latter position, I had good opportunities to travel around our beautiful Nordic region.

I look forward to travelling around the country and meeting many of you in the coming years.

With best regards

Kristina Miskowiak Beckvard

Denmark’s Ambassador to Sweden