FM to officially open Scottish Government's Nordic office in Denmark

The office, which cost around £600,000, aims to increase Scotland's cultural and economic visibility.

Scottish Government Nordic office to be officially opened by Nicola Sturgeon in Copenhagen iStock

A Nordic office located in Copenhagen is to be officially opened by the Scottish Government.

The office, at a cost of almost £600,000, is aimed at increasing Scotland’s cultural and economic visibility across the region.

Nicola Sturgeon will travel to Denmark to officially open the office on Friday.

During the visit, the First Minister will take part in a roundtable meeting with business and energy leaders.

They will discuss how Scotland can work with the Nordic regions in accelerating decarbonisation.

Sturgeon with also meet with the foreign minister of Denmark, Jeppe Kofod.

“We have a centuries-long partnership with countries in the Nordic region and cultural, social and linguistic traces of our shared history and heritage can be found across Scotland,” said the First Minister ahead of the trip.

“To this day, we have much in common with similar population sizes, dynamic cities, and large rural communities.

“We are nations of innovators that share the same ambition to accelerate decarbonisation, and we continue to work closely to exchange expertise on renewable energy technologies and sustainable economic development.

“This office will support that ambition and build on the strong ties that already exist between us by promoting investment, trade and economic opportunities to benefit people and businesses across our countries.”

During the trip to Denmark, Sturgeon will also visit UNICEF’s global supply hub in Copenhagen.

It is the world’s largest humanitarian warehouse, dispatching life-saving supplies for children and families in Ukraine.

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