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Denmark - Relations with U.S. (Notes)


U.S.-DANISH RELATIONS
Denmark is a close NATO ally, and overall U.S.-Danish relations are excellent. Denmark is active in Afghanistan and Kosovo as well as a leader in the Baltic region. Prime Minister Rasmussen reaffirmed that Denmark would remain engaged in Iraq even as its troop levels there decline. Denmark and the United States consult closely on European political and security matters. Denmark shares U.S. views on the positive ramifications of NATO enlargement. Denmark is an active coalition partner in the global War on Terrorism, and Danish troops are supporting U.S.-led stabilization efforts in Afghanistan and Iraq. The U.S. also engages Denmark in a broad cooperative agenda through the Enhanced Partnership in Northern Europe (EPINE)--the U.S. policy structure to strengthen U.S.-Nordic-Baltic policy and program coordination. President Bush made an official working visit to Copenhagen in July 2005, and Prime Minister Rasmussen met with the President at Camp David in June 2006.

Denmarks active liberal trade policy in the EU, OECD, and WTO largely coincides with U.S. interests. The U.S. is Denmarks largest non-European trade partner with about 5% of Danish merchandise trade. Denmarks role in European environmental and agricultural issues and its strategic location at the entrance to the Baltic Sea have made Copenhagen a center for U.S. agencies and the private sector dealing with the Nordic/Baltic region.

American culture--and particularly popular culture, from jazz, rock, and rap to television shows and literature--is very popular in Denmark. Some 311,000 U.S. tourists visit the country annually.

The U.S. Air Force (USAF) base and early warning radar at Thule, Greenland--a Danish self-governing territory--serve as a vital link in Western defenses. In August 2004, the Danish and Greenland Home Rule governments gave permission for the early warning radar to be updated in connection with a role in the U.S. ballistic missile defense system. At the same time, agreements were signed to enhance economic, technical, and environmental cooperation between the United States and Greenland.

Principal U.S. Officials
Ambassador--James P. Cain
Deputy Chief of Mission--Sandra L. Kaiser
Political/Economic Counselor--William Mozdzierz
Economic Officer--John Rath
Political Officer--Mark Draper
Public Affairs Officer--Thomas Leary
Consul--Marilynn Rowdybush
Management Officer--Robert Needham
Environment, Science, and Technology Counselor--Lori P. Dando
Agricultural Attache--Roger Wentzel (resident in The Hague)
Senior Commercial Officer--John Rath, acting
Defense and Naval Attache--Capt. Geoffrey Pack, USN
Army Attache--Lt. Col. Michael Schleicher, USA
Air Attache--Lt. Col. Kurt Marisa, USAF
Chief, Office of Defense Cooperation--William Napolitano
Drug Enforcement Agency--Timothy Moran
Department of Homeland Security (ICE)--Yolanda Paras
Regional Security Officer--Edward Collins
Legal Attache--Christopher Wiowode

The U.S. Embassy is located at Dag Hammarskjolds Alle 24, 2100 Copenhagen O, Denmark (tel. +45 33-41-71-00). The website contains links to U.S. Government agencies at the Embassy and provides a wealth of information on U.S.-Danish relations.


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