DENMARK will reopen its embassy in Manila in January next year because of the potentials seen by the Danish government in the Philippines, Ambassador Jan Top Christensen told The Manila Times on Monday.
The Danish government closed down its embassy in Manila 12 years ago because of “financial constraints.”
The embassy, located at The Fort in Taguig City (Metro Manila), will formally reopen on January 22.
Christensen, who stayed in Puerto Princesa, Palawan, from 1987 to 1990, said the Philippines is now “very different” in terms of politics and economics.
He cited the “courageous reforms” such as the passing of the Reproductive Health bill, the government’s anti-corruption drive and the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro.
“All of these things are moving this country forward. All of these things are noticed abroad, including Denmark,” Christensen also told The Times.
He said the Danish government wants a piece of the Philippines’ “very positive high growth rate.”
The envoy added that Denmark’s Minister of Trade will be arriving with a trade delegation for the reopening of the Danish Embassy. He noted that the visit of the Danish delegation is “a good indicator that they see better opportunities today.”
The trade delegation will be “looking for partners and investments” in agriculture, renewable energy, farming and the health sector.