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Danish ambassador appointed new senior civilian representative for the European-led maritime awareness mission in the Strait of Hormuz, EMASOH

10.08.2020  09:39

The senior civilian representative is heading the diplomatic track under EMASOH, and will engage regional countries and partners in dialogue on maritime security issues, map possibilities for confidence building measures and consult EMASOH’s participating countries on fostering a wider regional dialogue on maritime security. Ambassador Pruzan-Jørgensen succeeds Dutch ambassador Jeanette Seppen.

EMASOH consists of the diplomatic track and a military awareness mission that support each other. The Danish frigate Iver Huitfeldt will join the maritime awareness mission in late August.

Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod states:

”I am happy to announce that Danish ambassador Julie Elisabeth Pruzan-Jørgensen will assume the role as senior civilian representative for EMASOH. Ambassador Pruzan-Jørgensen will head EMASOH’s diplomatic track, which aims to engage international and regional countries and partners in dialogue to enhance maritime security in the area. The diplomatic and military tracks of EMASOH support each other. Today, the Danish frigate Iver Huitfeldt departs in order to join the mission in late August”

EMASOH was established in February 2020 by France, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Portugal, Greece, Italy and Denmark to protect the freedom of navigation, ensure coordination between partners in the region and contribute to de-escalation through presence on both banks of the Strait of Hormuz. 

Ambassador Pruzan-Jørgensen is Denmark’s current ambassador to Libya. She has previously served as special representative to Sahel and Maghreb and as Denmark’s ambassador to Algeria and Tunisia.