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Approximately 20 African and Nordic foreign ministers will meet on May 2nd-3rd in Copenhagen.


More than 15 African foreign ministers and all Nordic foreign ministers will participate when Denmark hosts the Nordic-African Foreign Ministers Meeting (NAUM) next week.

NAUM aims to enhance dialogue between African and Nordic countries on current foreign policy and global issues.

This year's meeting will focus on promoting trade and investment between African and Nordic countries. Therefore, each African country will bring at least one representative from their business sector who will participate in a business-oriented program on Friday, including the first official African-Nordic Business Meeting.

Representatives from the Danish business sector such as the Confederation of Danish Industry, Danish Chamber of Commerce, Danish Agriculture & Food Council, Danish Shipping, and SMV Denmark, as well as numerous Danish companies, will participate. Representatives from IFU, EIFO, NEFCO, NOPEF, and EIB will also attend.

Journalists will have the opportunity to cover parts of the event, which will take place at Eigtveds Pakhus and the Confederation of Danish Industry.

Additionally, there will be a press conference with the Danish Foreign Minister and a representative from the African continent.

The press conference will be held at Industriens Hus on Friday, May 3rd, from 12:45 to 13:15.

Valid press credentials and registration are required to attend the open portion of the program and the press conference. To register, please send an email to  by Wednesday, May 1st, at 12:00.

Journalists must arrive at least 30 minutes before the program starts.

For more information, contact Head of Media and Communications Katrine Nielsen, +45 2477 4060 / or Press Advisor to the Foreign Minister, Kristoffer Jonsson, +45 3043 6749 /


Program open to press attendance:

Thursday 2. May in Eigtveds Pakhus:

16.30-17.30: African-Nordic youth panel on Youth & Economic partnerships

17.30-18.30: African-Nordic Research-Policy Roundtable

Friday 3. May at the Confederation of Danish Industry:

08.30 – 09.00: Arrival and registration

09.00 – 09.20: Welcome by CEO of the Confederation of Danish Industry (DI) and the Danish foreign minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen

09.20 – 10.00: Opening high-level session on cooperation and trade

10.00 – 10.15: Break

10.15 – 10.55: High-level panel on green transition and digitalisation

10.55 – 11.35: High-level panel on food value chains

11.45 – 12.45: Break, option for lunch

12.45 – 13.15: Press conference with the Danish foreign minister and a representative from the African continent.

Friday 3. May in Eigtveds Pakhus:

13.30-13.35: Welcome speach, by CEO Brian Mikkelsen, Danish Chamber of Commerce

13.35-13.50: How do we strengthen business between Africa and the Nordics seen from an African perspective?

13.50-14.05: How do we strengthen business between Africa and the Nordic countries seen from a Nordic perspective?

14.05-14.25: Company case: African Greenco Group, by Founder & CEO Ana Hajduka

14.25-14.40: Bridging the market gap – Green transition risk financing for SMEs, by Investment Manager Søren Rasmussen, NEFCO

14.40-14.55: Supporting African Growth, by Rasmus Lauridsen, Head of EIB Group Office DK

14.55-15.00: Closing remarks and Introduction to World Café, by Executive Director Flemming Nør-Pedersen, Danish Agriculture & Food Council

15.00: World Café – meet the delegates, speakers and financial institutions

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