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Press Tour in connection with the upcoming Icelandic State Visit to Denmark

25.11.2016  12:17

 

24 November 2016

Invitation
Press Tour in connection with the upcoming Icelandic State Visit to Denmark

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark invites members of the Icelandic media to apply for participation in a press tour to Denmark. The Press Tour will last two days and is planned to take place during the second week of January 2017 (TBC) before the state visit of the President of Iceland. All travel, accommodation and local transport expenses will be covered. The participants will cover all other costs such as own food, drink and daily allowances.

The press tour will take place prior to the state visit to Denmark from 24 to 26 January 2017 by the President of Iceland Guðni Th. Jóhannesson and Mrs. Eliza Reid.

The press tour will consist of a comprehensive program covering political, cultural and commercial aspects, and will include a unique opportunity for a press conference with H.M. Queen Margrethe II Þórhildur of Denmark as well as other visits.

Denmark and Iceland enjoy close, warm and deep rooted relations, and it is the tradition that the first state visit of a new President of Iceland goes to Denmark. H.M. Queen Margrethe II Þórhildur last visited Iceland in 2013 for the celebration of the 350 years of the birth of Árni Magnússon.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark will cover expenses as outlined above for a limited number of media representatives.  We welcome applications and will try to ensure a composition which will respect the diversity of the Icelandic media and include both visual and printed media organizations.

Members of the media wishing to attend the press tour should send an application to Ambassador Mette Kjuel Nielsen, metkju@um.dk, at the latest on Thursday December 8th, with a copy to rekamb@um.dk. Please include a short presentation of yourself and the media you represent.