The Danish Government has announced the decision to close the Royal Danish Embassy in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in 2024.
Minister for Foreign Affairs of Denmark, Mr. Jeppe Kofod said this will happen as part of an adjustment of Denmark’s international presence. The adjustment entails an upscaling of some existing diplomatic missions and the closure of others.
“The decision to close the Embassy in Dar es Salaam is a consequence of an adjustment of the Danish government’s priorities for development cooperation as laid out in the new global strategy, ‘The World We Share’.” Danish Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod.
“The strategy has a strong emphasis on addressing fragility, countries in conflict or crisis, displacement and irregular migration. In Africa, this entails an increased geographical focus on the Sahel and the Horn of Africa and neighboring countries.”
The Danish government therefore decided to phase out the bilateral development cooperation in Tanzania and close the Danish Embassy in Dar es Salaam.
“This was by no means an easy decision to make.” The Foreign Minister added in a statement.
He however added that Denmark will honour already agreed financial commitments.
“Additional funds for exit activities have been set aside in order to ensure a gradual and responsible phasing-out of the longstanding development cooperation in Tanzania. Denmark is determined to work closely with partners to find the best possible way ahead,” the statement read.