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State Visit

14.09.2017  14:55
Here you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions about Denmark and the State Visit to Ghana.

The State Visit

The State Visit will take place on the 23 and 24 November, 2017. Here Her Majesty the Queen of Denmark will be accompanied by more than 30 Danish businesses that’s either already operating in Ghana or maybe wondering if they should.

The overall aim of an official visit is to establish, strengthen and promote links between the countries, including social, commercial and cultural ties.
With her, the Queen brings several Danish Ministers, including the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

The main focus of the State Visit will be to focus on three sectors of Ghanaian business, where Danish companies are world leading experts – Maritime, Infrastructure and Railways, Food and Agriculture and lastly Sustainability.

These are areas, where Danish businesses will be able to strengthen Ghanaian businesses with knowledge, expertise and so much more.
To learn more about the State Visit, read here: https://danishstatevisit.dk/ghana2017/

 

Amalienborg - home of the Her Majesty the Queen of Denmark

Denmark

Denmark is much more than beautiful stretches of coastline, untouched forests and pulsating cities; Denmark currently holds the spot as the easiest place in Europe to do business according to The World Bank. http://www.doingbusiness.org/reports/global-reports/doing-business-2017

This is due to the easy market access, the minimal amount of bureaucracy, the unique Danish “Flexicurity” model and many other advantageous actions.
The Danes always rank amongst the top countries in the yearly World Happiness Report. http://worldhappiness.report/ed/2017/

This is due to our uniquely Danish way of life. The Danish welfare society offers free right to education, free health care and generally a high quality of life for the people of Denmark. The Danish working culture is also one of the aspects, which means much for the Danes – the flat structures and the informal tone helps create more than just formal relations in the workplace, it makes you friends.

Denmark is a not only a great place to live and to do business - it is also a country of great beauty. From the vast fields of green and yellow crops that cover the countryside to the pulsating city-life in Copenhagen, Denmark is a country that pleases not only the eye, but also all your other senses. As the capital for the world renowned “New Nordic” food, Denmark boasts 25 Michelin Star quality restaurants spread across the nation.

Denmark is a country in Northern Europe. The southernmost of the Nordic countries, it is southwest of Sweden and south of Norway, and bordered to the south by Germany. Denmark is part of Scandinavia together with Sweden and Norway. The Kingdom of Denmark is a sovereign state that comprises Denmark and two autonomous constituent countries in the North Atlantic Ocean: the Faroe Islands and Greenland.
Learn more about Denmark at www.denmark.dk

 

The beautiful Liselund Castle 

Monarchy

The Danish Monarchy traces its roots to Gorm the Old (d. 958), making it more than 1000 years old and one of the oldest monarchies in the world. The current Royal House, the House of Glücksborg, is tied by marriage to most of the royal families of Europe and celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2013.

Although absolute monarchy was abolished with the adoption of the Constitution on 5 June 1849, the monarch is still formally responsible for signing all Acts of Parliament and for formally appointing a new government. More than 150 years after the introduction of democracy, the Royal House still enjoys widespread popularity and approval among the Danes.

Today, Her Majesty the Queen is the Danish Head of State. Her Majesty has been the Queen of Denmark since 1972, and her motto is “God’s help, the love of The People, Denmark’s strength".

Her Majesty has two sons, HRH Crown Prince Frederik, born in 1968, and HRH Prince Joachim, born in 1969. Her husband, whom her Majesty married in 1967, is HRH Prince Henrik of Denmark. In 2012, HMQ’s ninth grandchild, HH Princess Athena, was born.

To read more about the Royal Family see www.kongehuset.dk

 

The Royal Family pictured last year.