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Denmark Opens Consulate In Houston

The Houston consulate will serve the southwestern United States


Courtesy Royal Danish Consulate Houston
Greater Houston Partnership CEO Bob Harvey, Texas Secretary of State Rolando Pablos, City of Houston Chief of Protocol Deanea Leflore, Rep. Ted Poe, Danish Minister for Foreign Affairs Anders Samuelsen, Rep. Pete Olson, and Consul General Jacob Vind, from left, cut the ribbon for the new consulate general in Houston on Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Denmark has only a few consulates in the United States, including in New York, Chicago, Silicon Valley and the embassy in Washington, D.C.


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Now the small northern European country is also represented in Houston.

For the new consulate's opening, Danish Ambassador to the United States Lars Lose came to Houston.

"We've seen the developments in Texas for a long time and we've wanted to come to Texas for a long time as well," Lose said. "Now we found the resources to do it and I'm so happy to open up today because there's so much going on in Texas, in Houston."

The ambassador said wind energy and tech innovation are some of the things the diplomatic mission in Houston will focus on.

More than 40 percent of Denmark's energy supply comes from wind power.