The Embassy of Denmark in South Africa has welcomed Elsebeth Søndergaard Krone as the new Danish Ambassador to South Africa and the Embassy’s side-accredited countries.
Krone is a career diplomat with over 20 years of experience in the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She has held a variety of positions, including Head of Department for Green Diplomacy and Climate, Head of Global Cooperation at the Danish Energy Agency, and Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of Denmark in Jakarta, Indonesia.
In her new role, Krone will be responsible for promoting and strengthening relations between Denmark and South Africa. She will also work to increase cooperation in areas such as political affairs, economic development, climate change, and renewable energy.
Krone is passionate about fostering collaboration and enhancing diplomatic ties. She is also committed to promoting shared values, such as democracy, human rights, and the rule of law.
Figured I’d better hit the ground running – being the successor of Tobias 😅 Cannot wait to explore this great country and strengthen our bilateral relations 🇿🇦🤝🇩🇰 pic.twitter.com/uU4NCk9wqz— Amb. Elsebeth Søndergaard Krone (@DKAMBinSA) September 4, 2023
“Figured I’d better hit the ground running – being the successor of Tobias, Cannot wait to explore this great country and strengthen our bilateral relations,” Krone said in a tweet.
Krone’s predecessor, Tobias Elling Rehfeld, has been appointed as the Danish Ambassador to the Arctic.
Dear friends 🤗 Today is my last day as Ambassador of Denmark🇩🇰 to 🇿🇦🇦🇴🇧🇼🇸🇿🇱🇸🇲🇿🇳🇦🇿🇲🇿🇼 What an incredible experience. I am eternally grateful to all of you for making these 5 years so rewarding!🙏 I will be succeeded by the great Elsebeth. Please give her a warm Mzansi welcome🙌 pic.twitter.com/24Samn34Oa— Amb. Elsebeth Søndergaard Krone (@DKAMBinSA) August 31, 2023