In its efforts to strengthen links with the Philippines, Denmark is set to reopen its embassy in January.
The embassy, which shut down operations in the country in 2002, will be located in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig City, ambassador Jan Top Christensen told reporters. As construction of its permanent premises is ongoing, its temporary office is located at the Philamlife Tower in Makati City.
“Within the last four years, we’ve seen very important political reforms and economic reforms,” Christensen said, referring to the Philippines’ stellar economic growth, thrust to fight corruption and peace talks with separatists.
“These things are very important from outside. Not only for Denmark but also for other countries. That makes us decide to come back because we see a positive element in this country,” Christensen added.
Danish embassy in the Philippines was closed along with its other consular presence in certain countries to cut costs.
Christensen said a Danish delegation composed of up to 18 companies from food, agriculture and energy sectors would be arriving in the Philippines in time for the formal opening of its permanent location to check out business opportunities.
“Definitely, we see potential in all sectors,” Christensen said.