Farewell from the Ambassador

It has been my great pleasure to spend five years as Ambassador from Denmark to the United States. I have enjoyed working with the board and members of the American-Danish Business Council and building the organization to a vibrant and growing community of Danish and American companies. We have put the platform in place to take the Council through its next decade creating value for its members. I want to thank the co-chair and the board for their enthusiasm and engagement.

The last week has been very exciting and created many wonderful memories. Not least was President Bill Clinton visiting the Embassy for the unveiling of his portrait created for permanent display at the Embassy by the Danish artist Gugger Petter. Guests included former Ambassadors, seven Ambassadors from the Washington Diplomatic Corps, Congressman Steny Hoyer, the artist Gugger Petter, and many members of ADBC. As I told the guests, President Clinton is the most popular politician in Denmark. He has shown great friendship to our country and was the first sitting President to visit Denmark.

President Clinton spoke of his admiration of Danish values and the great help Denmark gave when NATO entered Kosovo. He commended Denmark for providing peacekeeping forces and remarked that when people see his portrait, he hopes they will remember the warm relationship between our countries and the great working relationship Denmark and the U.S. have established.

I believe this event was a wonderful way to cap my time in Washington and represents all the great experiences that have made my tour here so delightful.

Sincerely,

Peter Taksoe-Jensen

Ambassador from Denmark to the United States

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