King Frederick X of Denmark has chosen Poland as the destination for his first foreign visit since ascending to the throne. The visit, scheduled from January 31 to February 2, signifies a continuation of the close relationship between Denmark and Poland. During his stay, King Frederick X will lead a Danish business delegation and engage in various activities aimed at strengthening bilateral ties.
The visit, which was planned before the change on the Danish throne, is primarily focused on trade cooperation. King Frederick X will preside over a delegation of Danish entrepreneurs at a conference dedicated to energy efficiency, climate-friendly agricultural production, and biogas production. Accompanying him will be Danish ministers including Lars Aagaard, Minister for Climate, Energy, and Utilities; Jacob Jensen, Minister for Food, Agriculture, and Fisheries; and Lars Lokke Rasmussen, Minister for Foreign Affairs.
In Warsaw, the King is scheduled to meet with Polish President Andrzej Duda and several other Polish politicians. A significant part of his visit includes laying flowers at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Additionally, King Frederick X will visit Szczecin, where he will go to the headquarters of the Multinational Corps Northeast NATO and participate in a reception with the Danish-Polish business community.
Strengthening Danish-Polish Relations
The visit underscores the “close relations” between Poland and Denmark, as described by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. These relations are reinforced by a shared stance on the war in Ukraine, investment in the Baltic Pipe gas pipeline, and the fact that Poland is Denmark’s ninth-largest export market.
A New Era in Danish Monarchy
King Frederick X was proclaimed the King of Denmark on January 14, following the abdication of his mother, Queen Margrethe II. As per Danish tradition, it is expected that the new King, along with his spouse, will soon embark on a journey to neighboring countries, with planned visits to Sweden and Norway.
This visit to Poland not only marks King Frederick X’s first official foreign trip as the monarch of Denmark but also represents a significant step in maintaining and enhancing the longstanding and multifaceted relationship between Denmark and Poland.
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