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President Eroğlu receives Danish Ambassador for last time

22 June 2014

Turkish Cypriot President Derviş Eroğlu received Danish Ambassador to Nicosia Casper Klynge on Friday morning, ‘Kibris Postasi’ reported.

Present during Klynge’s visit which took place at the presidency were Undersecretary of Presidency Hasan Güngör, Turkish Cypriot negotiator Kudret Özersay and Presidential spokesperson Osman Ertuğ.

According to sources, the visit which was closed to press, was a farewell visit as the Denmark Embassy in Nicosia is closing down.

In January this year, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark announced its decision to close the Embassy in Nicosia as of August 1, 2014.

“Denmark has launched a reform of the Danish Foreign Service implying an adjustment of the network of Danish Missions abroad. The reform means that there will be changes to the Danish presence in more than 25 countries. In this connection, a number of Missions will close for budgetary reasons,” it said.

“The reform implies that Denmark unfortunately must close the Embassy in Nicosia as of 1 August 2014. Denmark will attach importance to finding other ways to continue the good cooperation with Cyprus and to pursue Danish interests in Cyprus after the closure of the Mission,” it added.

More detailed information will be presented on the Embassy website, including information on how the consular services tasks of the Foreign Service in Cyprus will be performed in future.

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