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Endresen succeeds Nygaard as Danish Honorary Consul – represents also Norway and Sweden

Endresen succeeds Nygaard as Danish Honorary Consul – represents also Norway and Sweden

After serving more than 20 years as Denmark’s Honorary Consul in Namibia, Mr Carsten Nygaard has retired. He is succeeded by Dr Klaus Endresen who is also the consul for Norway and Sweden. The consulate is staffed by Mrs Lilian Brell and Mrs Isobel Appiah-Endresen.

The Government of Denmark said in a statement this week that cooperation between Denmark and Namibia goes back to before Independence. “Denmark was a strong supporter of the liberation process for Namibia. The Danish Government as well as Danish NGOs played active roles,” it states.

Following Namibia’s Independence, all the Scandinavian countries established formal embassies in Windhoek. After the change in government in South Africa in 1994, these embassies relocated to Pretoria, turning the Namibian diplomatic presence over to consulates and consolidating all Scandinavian interests into one consulate. The Namibian consulate reports to the embassies in Pretoria.

Relations between Denmark and Namibia is mostly commercial through the EU and the United Nations.

The consulate is located at 39 Schanzen Street in Windhoek. It can be contacted at

Caption. The new Honorary Consul for Denmark, Dr Klaus Endresen (middle) with consulate staff members, Mrs Lilian Brell (left) and Mrs Isobel Appiah-Endresen. Denmark, Norway and Sweden share one consulate with one Honorary Consul.


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