‘Time to strengthen ties with Denmark’

It is time to reshape the role of the honorary consulates of Denmark in India and to build the business-to-business relationship between the two countries, Danish Ambassador to India, Peter Taksoe-Jensen said.

He was speaking at a reception marking the appointment of Vijay Sankar, Deputy Chairman, Sanmar Group, as the Honorary Consul General of the Royal Danish Consulate in Chennai.

Mr. Sankar will be in charge of operations for South India.

Mr. Taksoe-Jensen presented a citation from the Queen of Denmark to Mr. Sankar on the occasion.

The Danish Ambassador said with the relationship between India and Denmark improving now after nearly seven years, it was time to “board the train” to the market of 1.3 billion people.

Archiving records

The Danish Embassy and the Danish National Archives department hope to digitise almost 70 metres of Danish archival records that are in Tamil Nadu.

The embassy is hoping to get funding from private enterprises in Denmark for the venture.

Efforts would also be made to maintain the Governor’s House in Tranquebar by raising funds, the Ambassador said.

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