Thursday, May 31, 2012
Hilary Clinton in Copenhagen
US secretary of state Hillary Clinton is in Copenhagen today to meet with her Danish counterpart Villy Søvndal (Socialistisk Folkeparti) and the prime minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt (Socialdemokraterne), as well as to participate in the kick-off event for Green Partnerships for Growth, an initiative between the two countries to promote green technology.
Clinton’s time in Copenhagen was both short and busy. After a brief meeting with Queen Margrethe at Amalienborg Palace, which she travelled to on a canal boat accompanied by Søvndal, Clinton was on to the Royal Library to engage in an interview with TV2 News.
After a flowery introduction from TV2 News’s Johannes Langkilde, Clinton gave a short introductory speech about the commonality and connectivity among young people worldwide, Denmark’s green energy leadership, Denmark’s military influence and its status as an “important, albeit small country”.
Clinton went on to address Denmark’s global position of having the lowest level of income inequality, which she said serves as an inspiration for the United States.