Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Danish Foreign Ministry gears up to cope in a globalising world

Future Danish diplomats are urged to abandon their traditional notions of classical diplomacy. They must be adept at informal networking, they must learn Chinese and Arabic, and be able to articulate Danish interests and policies in complex contexts.

Denmark will also strengthen its representation abroad. Embassies will be re-opened and fortified not only in the Middle East and powerhouses like China and India, but also in Latin America and strategic spots in Africa.

These are some of the recommendations in Diplomacy in a Boundless World, a Danish Foreign Ministry report on modernisation of the administration.

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