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It is a great honour for me to have been nominated by the Irish Government as Ambassador to the Kingdom of Denmark and to have been received by Her Majesty the Queen of Denmark for the presentation of credentials at Amalienborg Palace on Friday 13th December 2019.
I very much look forward to working to strengthen and deepen the already excellent relations and cooperation which exist between our two countries and peoples.
Our relations date back for many centuries, including to Viking times when settlements along the eastern shores of the island had a profound impact on the economy of early medieval Ireland and a great influence on the origins of Irish surnames and place-names, some of which remain in use today.
As two small northern European countries shaped by the sea, by our outreach to the world and with a deep appreciation of the need to protect our environment in more critical times, Ireland and Denmark continue to share much in common.
Our membership of the European Union, which we both joined together on the same day in 1973 in the first enlargement of the then European Communities, has helped to significantly deepen our interactions and partnership across a broad range of key issues, as well as to enhance our efforts to promote the rules based multilateral system which we both believe is fundamental to our values and to the preservation of international peace and security.
Ambassador Adrian McDaid