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Closure of the Danish embassy in Dar Es Salaam in 2024

Today, 27 August 2021, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Denmark, Mr. Jeppe Kofod, has announced the decision of the Danish Government to close the Royal Danish Embassy in Dar es Salaam in 2024. 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. Read more in the MFA’s press release.

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’. 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.

Against this background, the Danish government has decided to phase out the bilateral development cooperation in Tanzania and close the Danish Embassy in Dar es Salaam in 2024. This was by no means an easy decision to make.

Denmark will honour already agreed financial commitments. Denmark wishes to consolidate the many achievements that Denmark has contributed to over the past six decades with Tanzanian partners. 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.

Denmark remains dedicated to continue working closely with Tanzania at the bilateral level and with regard to broader regional and international issues.

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