Denmark announced on Friday that it is planning to reopen its embassy in Manila this August.
Denmark, whose embassy in the Philippines ceased operations in 2002, will open three other embassies as part of the larger restructuring program of the Danish Foreign Service.
This message was relayed yesterday by Ambassador Nicolai Ruge, Denmark’s non-resident ambassador to the Philippines based in Kuala Lumpur, to Department of Foreign Affairs’ Assistant Secretary for European Affairs Maria Zeneida Angara Collinson.
The reopening of the Danish embassy “provides recognition of the vast potential for bilateral cooperation in many fields between the Philippines and Denmark.”
Established in 1946, Philippines-Denmark bilateral relations are very cordial and enjoy strong relations in the maritime sector.
Over 5,000 Filipino seafarers work on board Danish-managed, -operated or -owned vessels.
There are over 10,500 Filipinos based in Denmark with most of them working as au pairs or in the service industry.
Bilateral trade with Denmark in 2012 registered at $107 million.