Denmark–Egypt relations are foreign relations between Denmark and Egypt. Denmark has an embassy in Cairo, and consulates in Suez, Port Said and Cairo. Egypt has an embassy in Copenhagen. Both countries are members of the Union for the Mediterranean.
After Per Stig Møller's visit to President Hosni Mubarak in 2008, Mubarak described the bilateral relations as good and fruitful and expressed his support for its further expansion, especially in economic cooperation.
The Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Aboul Gheit, wrote several letters to the Prime Minister of Denmark and to the United Nations Secretary-General explaining that they did not want the Prime Minister to prosecute Jyllands-Posten; they only wanted "an official Danish statement underlining the need for and the obligation of respecting all religions and desisting from offending their devotees to prevent an escalation which would have serious and far-reaching consequences". Subsequently, the Egyptian government played a leading role in defusing the issue in the Middle East.
Egyptian newspaper al-Fagr reprints some of the cartoons, describing them as a "continuing insult" and a "racist bomb". and argued that they are blasphemous to people of the Muslim faith, are intended to humiliate a Danish minority, or are a manifestation of ignorance about the history of Western imperialism.
Danish reaction to the Egyptian Revolution of 2011
During the Egyptian Revolution of 2011, Minister for Foreign Affairs Lene Espersen strongly condemned the alleged Egyptian authorities' actions against the protests. Danish-Palestinian politician Naser Khader urged Mubarak to resign. Danish Foreign Ministry also warned against all travel to Egypt.
In 1940s commercial exchanges between Denmark and Egypt amounted 7 million DKK. An agreement on Culture, Science and Education was signed on 29 October 1972. In 1970, Denmark assisted Egypt with 9.7 million DKK, for wheat and flour.
High level visits
- Danish embassy in Cairo
- Danish representatives in Egypt
- Egypt discontinues dialogue with Denmark on human rights
- Danish foreign minister visits Egypt Embassy of Denmark, Cairo
- "Egypten gav Fogh mulighed for forsoning" (in Danish). Politiken. 22 February 2006.
- "Egypten stod bag profetkampagne" (in Danish). Politiken. 17 February 2006.
- "Danes Blame Imams for Satire Escalation, Survey Says (Update1)". Bloomberg. 10 February 2005.
- "No Danish Treatment for an Egyptian Newspaper". FreedomForEgyptians. 8 February 2006.
- Staff writer (2011-02-03). "Danish Prime Minister: Mubarak Is Finished". Politiken. Retrieved 2011-02-03.
- [clarification needed] Bluhme, Kate (2011-02-03). "Løkke: Mubarak er ikke præsident mere – Egypterne vil ikke stille sig tilfredse med, at politisk ereformer er sendt til hjørnespark indtil september, erklærer statsminister Lars Løkke Rasmussen" [Løkke: Mubarak Ain't President Anymore]. Ekstra Bladet (in Danish). Retrieved 2011-02-03.
- Staff writer (2011-02-01). "Løkke: Egypternes reformkrav er legitime" [Løkke: Egyptians Reform Requirements Are Legitimate] (in Danish). TV 2/Lorry (part of TV 2). Retrieved 2011-02-02.
- Staff writer (2011-02-03). "Løkke: Egyptens Hosni Mubarak er færdig" (in Danish). Ritzau (via Jyllands-Posten). Retrieved 2011-02-03.
- Sircic, Adnan (2011-01-28). "Uroligheder bekymrer Lene Espersen" [Unrests Worries Lene Espersen]. DR (in Danish). Retrieved 2011-02-02.
- Nielsen, Jes Højen (2011-01-31). "Espersen Expects Strong EU Reaction". DR. Retrieved 2011-02-03.
- Staff writer (2011-01-31). "Foreign Ministry Warns Against All Travel to Egypt". The Copenhagen Post (via Jyllands-Posten). Retrieved 2011-02-03.
- "Egypt today: news bulletin, press section". Egypt: Le Scribe egyptien. 1947.
- Agreement on cultural, educational and scientific cooperation. Signed at Cairo on 29 October 1972
- "Record of the Arab world: yearbook of Arab and Israeli politics". Egypt: Research and Pub. House. 1970.
- Danish facts about Egypt
- Bilateral relations between Denmark and Egypt
- Egyptian European relations
- "A delegation from the Education Committee at the People's Assembly visits Denmark". Foreign Affairs of Egypt. 7 September 2007. Retrieved 6 February 2011.