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The Danish Detachment in NATO Operation Oceans Shield.  November 2013 © EU NAVFOR 

 

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Danish Armed Forces in NATO Silver Arrow Exercise    September 29, 2015 

 

 

 

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Interview with the Denmark’s Leadership to NATO in our April Special Edition 

 

 

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September 2016

Royal Danish Navy in Standing NATO Maritime Group-2

The Royal Danish Naval vessel Absalon has been deployed to Standing NATO Maritime Group 2  on September 12  to fortify the alliance in Maritime Security and counter-terrorism.                                                     The mighty ship…….seemingly serene……. is equipped with Lynx helicopter and Special Forces with the high reputation for accuracy and agile act when it enters into Operations. 

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September 20, 2016 © DK mission to NATO

 

 

 

In its recent deployment to Mediterranean Sea as a part of Standing NATO Maritime Group-2, its tasks among others will include:

  • Support for NATO’s Operation Active Endeavour
  • Participation in the exercise Joint Warrior of the coast of Scotland as well as continuous co-training with the other ships in SNMG 2 to increase the maritime operational cooperability in the Alliance
  • Gathering and providing information/ intelligence to NATO’s maritime situational awareness in the Mediterranean Sea
  • To establish NATO-presence and being part of routine Diplomatic visits.  Described by the Denmark’s mission to NATO. September 28 2016 

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News from former NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen

Sources: NATO/Denmark mission to NATO

 

 

September 2106 

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Since August 2010 the Royal Danish Navy has been vital part of  NATO Operation Oceans Shield.  Its participation has been by troops, military aircraft and vessels including:

  • Frigate Iver Huitfeldt with the required crew and helicopter from October to December 2013
  • Support Ship Esbern Snare Iver with the crew from June to December 2014
  • Surveillance aircraft of the type Challenger from September to November 2014 

Earlier this month on September 12, Danish Vessel HDMS Absalon has rejoined the Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 in the Mediterranean Sea. This is not the first time that the support Ship Absalon has been deployed for the NATO Operation–the Vessel has been also before part of NATO Oceans Shield in 2010.

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The Danish ship HDMS ABSALON  in NATO  Counter-Piracy Operation Ocean Shield, October 2015 © NATO’s Counter-Piracy Operation Ocean Shield   

 

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News from former NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen

Source: Ministry of Defense of Denmark and NATO

 

      

September 2016 

Royal Danish Navy in the International Maritime Operation in Libya

Earlier this year, Danish parliament adopted the Resolution B 197  on August 19 which authorized Danish Armed-Forces to take the lead in the international maritime operation for removing chemical from Libya.                                                                                                                                                                                                               The original request was made by Libyan government on February 3, 2016  and  approved by the  Executive Council of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) on July 20th.  

Following that Royal Danish Navy led  the Operation in international maritime transport for removing Libya’s chemical weapons stockpile, starting from August 27, 2016. The chemicals have been transformed from port of Misrata in Libya to a special facility destruction in Germany.

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Danish Ministry of Defence reaffirmed its commitment to this operation by stating: 

“Denmark brings substantial experience from its effort in the removal of Syria’s chemical weapons in 2013 and 2014. Denmark has both the capacity and skill to take on this important task in a safe and secure manner”

On Denmark’s Military leadership in the operation,  Defence Minister Peter Christensen stated:

“The Danish Defence has with great distinction – quickly and safely – solved the problem of removing chemicals out of Libya, and these substances can now be destroyed. The Danish Defence has substantial experience with tasks like this, and has once again shown that it is ready when needed to provide a contribution to peace and stability in the world. High praise for our soldiers and deployed personnel from the Danish Emergency Management Agency as well as the Customs and Tax Administration.”   August 31, 2016  © The Royal Danish MFA

“We have now removed the chemical remnants from Libya and have ensured that they will not fall into the wrong hands. This is an important contribution from Denmark to a safer world free of chemical weapons and a contribution that aims to support a more stable Libya. I am proud that the international community through the United Nations and OPCW has asked for Danish assistance, and very pleased that Danish ships and personnel once more has delivered on an important security policy agenda.” elaborated Foreign Minister Kristian Jensen. August 31, 2016  © The Royal Danish MFA

Additional: Denmark will bolster its Military Support to Afghanistan

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News from former NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen

Image: Danish Vessel in the Operation. August 31, 2016 courtesy of MFA of Denmark.

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August 2016

The Leadership of Denmark and its Armed-Forces in NATO Resolute Support

On July 14, Foreign Minister Kristian Jensen visited Danish Troops stationed in Afghanistan in the NATO Mission. Minister Jensen highlighted the occasion of his visit had been, first of all to say thank you to all Danish Troops serving in the NATO  Resolute Support.  And also to assess the situation in Afghanistan directly.

Foreing Minister Kristian Jensen visited Danish Troops in Afghanistan July 2016 Foreign Minister Kristian Jensen with the  Danish Troops in NATO Resolute Support in Afghanistan. July 14, 2016 © MFA of Denmark 

Denmark is one of the main Troops and Financial contributors to Afghanistan from ISAF Mission to NATO’s Resolute Support.  In Mai 2016 Danish Parliament ratified the Government’s plan on strengthening Danish Contingent in NATO’s Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan and the increase of the  Financial aids continuing throughout  2020.

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May 2016 

The United States praised Denmark for its vital Military Leadership in NATO and in the World

The U.S Defense Secretary Carter met with  Defense Minister Peter Christensen of Denmark in Stuttgart, Germany on May 4th to discuss a range of Security-Defence issues and the upcoming NATO summit in July.

Defense Secretary Carter thanked Denmark for intensifying its Military presence in Counter-ISIL combat and Denmark’s Military Leadership in continuing its support to NATO and the regional Security.  (Source: May 4, 2016 U.S Department of Defense)

Denmark’s vital contribution to  NATO includes: 

  • Continuation of support for NATO’s regional Security;
  • The Deployment of F-16 Fighter Aircraft to the Baltic and the Ballistic Missile Defense;
  • Denmark’s leadership in Arctic security;
  • And the continuation of support for NATO Resolute support Mission in Afghanistan.

 

Additional Reference:  The Danish Parliament gave a milestone support for  Denmark to thrust ahead as a Frontrunner in the fight against Da’esh

 

November 2015

NATO Secretary General was awarded ‘KCMG’ by the United Kingdom

The United Kingdom presented NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen an Honorary Knight Commander of the Order of St. Michael ad St. George (KCMG)

The award was a recognition for the outstanding achievements of NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen during his term at the office between 2009-2014.

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond with NATO Secretary Anders Fogh Rasmussen Nov. 2015Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Rt Hon Philip Hammond with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen in the official award ceremony. 17 Nov. 2015  ©UK Foreign Office

The Foreign Secretary Rt Hon Philip Hammond presented the Honorary KCMG award from the UK Foreign office to former NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen and elaborated:  

“The 2014 Wales Summit took place at a time of significant geopolitical challenge. Under Mr Rasmussen’s leadership the Alliance set out an ambitious response, whilst maintaining unity throughout. The achievements of the Wales Summit included a new rapid reaction capability to respond to any threat, as well as an unprecedented agreement by Heads of Government to halt the decline in defence investment. His efforts included the modernisation of NATO to ensure an Alliance fit for purpose to counter 21st century threats, including in Cyber and Hybrid Warfare.   Ahead of the Warsaw Summit in July next year, the UK will continue to play a leading role to ensure implementation of Wales Summit commitments, including strengthening collective Defence. With a budget of £34 billion, the UK is the largest European contributor to NATO. Earlier this year, this government announced its commitment to meet the NATO guideline of spending 2% of GDP on Defence for the rest of the decade.” ©UK Foreign Office

The NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, on the occasion of the award ceremony, expressed:  

“I am deeply honoured to be appointed as an Honorary Knight Commander of the Order of St. Michael ad St. George (KCMG). This award will further strengthen my ties to the British people. Let me take this opportunity to thank the UK for its invaluable contribution to the promotion of Freedom and Peace in the World. The United Kingdom is a staunch NATO ally and a bedrock of the Transatlantic Security Cooperation between Europe and the United States.  I would like to extend a special thanks to the British service men and women in gratitude for their tireless efforts to make the world a safer and better place to live.” ©UK Foreign Office

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October 2015 

The Royal Danish Navy in NATO

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HDMS ABSALON of Denmark October 2015 ©NATO

On October 1st, the HDMS ABSALON of Royal Danish Navy joined NATO Counter-piracy Operation Ocean Shield. The Operation is to keep the region safe from the threats of piracy and to maintain the Maritime Security at all level.

The Royal Navy Ship will visit the port of the Mediterranean Dialogue Partner Nations and meet with the high level Military Leaders including the Royal Jordanian Naval Force.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 2014 

Defense Secretary Hagel thanked  Denmark for contributions to ISIL Fight

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Acknowledgments:  Image 2  Danish Armed Forces in NATO Silver Arrow Exercise

From left, Staff to the Office of International Cooperation Lt. Col. Allert Bernd; Danish Army 1st Brigade Commander Brig. Gen. Per Knudsen; Latvia Chief of Defense Lt. Gen. Raimonds Graube; and 4th Infantry Division Deputy Commanding General Brig. Gen. Timothy Daugherty listen to a concept of operation brief during the Silver Arrow 2015 in Adazi, Latvia, Sept. 27, 2015.   (Courtesy U.S Army/ Staff Sgt. Brooks Fletcher, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

 

 

 

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