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Estonia Opened Sixth Honorary Consulate in Denmark

16.01.2014

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On Tuesday, 14 January, Ambassador of Estonia to Denmark Katrin Kivi opened Estonia’s sixth honorary consulate in Denmark. Estonia’s honorary consul in Aalborg is Katja Nowak Nielsen. The mayor of Aalborg, Thomas Kastrup-Larsen, was also present at the opening.

The Ambassador of Estonia Katrin Kivi emphasised that with the opening of every new honorary consulate Estonia gains not one but many new friends who will help to strengthen ties between Estonia and Denmark. “Our new honorary consul can contribute to creating contacts between Estonian and Danish businesspeople as well as intensifying cultural and educational ties,” stated Ambassador Kivi. She added that honorary consuls always provide support and advice to Estonian citizens who may be in need of consular assistance. As of today Estonia has 178 honorary consuls in 80 countries.

In conjunction with the opening of the honorary consulate, an exhibition of the paintings of Katrin Valdre entitled “A Soul of Water” were also presented.

Estonia’s new honorary consul Katja Nowak Nielsen’s consular district will be North-Jutland. The honorary consulate is located in Aalborg at the address Prinsensgade 15, Ålborg 9000. The honorary consul can be reached by phone at +45 963 08 080 and by e-mail at: Katja.Nowak.Nielsen@mfa.ee.

Estonia’s honorary consul Katja Nowak Nielsen was born in Allborg, Denmark in 1974. She graduated from the Aarhus School of Business with a bachelor’s degree in economics and from the Aarhus University with a master’s degree in IT and communication. Since 2003, Nowak Nielsen has been active in Nowaco AS, a family business specialising in food wholesale. In addition to being on the company’s board, she is also responsible for the functioning of the part of the company directed toward business in West-Africa.

The honorary consul speaks Danish, English, German, Spanish, and Lithuanian.

Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/estonian-foreign-ministry/11964410116/ 

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