Queen Margrethe II hails Uganda for good service in EA Region

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The New Year reception for members of the Diplomatic Corps took place at Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen, Denmark. Among the dignitaries, who attended Queen Margrethe II’s final bejewelled reception was Uganda’s Ambassador to Denmark, H.E. Margaret M. Otteskov.

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark has commended the Government of Uganda for ensuring continued security and advocating for stability within the region.

The HRM who was addressing guests including Uganda’s Ambassador to Denmark, H.E. Margaret M. Otteskov at the New Year reception for members of the Diplomatic Corps took place at Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen, Denmark regretted not having visited the Pearl of Africa, which is a sprawling tourist destination.

She however thanked the Ugandan envoy for promoting Uganda’s commercial, cultural and diplomatic interests in Nordic countries, especially Denmark.

At the function, the Queen was flanked by her son and heir, Crown Prince Frederick, and his wife, Crown Princess Mary, as she greeted the diplomatic corps. To note is that, Crown Prince Frederick assumed the throne on January 14, 2024, while his mother became the first Danish Monarch to abdicate in 500 years.

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Ambassador Margaret conveyed His Excellency President Museveni’s greetings to HRM, referring to the latter as a uniting figure and epitome of Denmark, who championed people-to-people linkages and cultural relations.

The Ambassador thanked HRM for her many years of good service, in fostering excellent cooperation between Denmark and Uganda, mainly through financial assistance channeled to refuge resettlement programs, and revamping the judiciary and agriculture. She also extended a very peaceful and joyous retirement to Queen Margrethe II.

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The Danish royal family displayed unity at the reception for foreign diplomatic corps, following the surprise abdication of Queen Margrethe II.

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