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Niels Egelund, Danish diplomat. Decorated Commander of Order of Dannebrog, Kingdom of Denmark. Served with Danish Army, 1967-1971, with research.


Egelund, Niels was born on July 4, 1946 in Copenhagen.


Graduate, College Europe, Belgium, 1971. Master of Arts in History, University Aarhus, Denmark, 1972.


With Ministry of Foreign Affairs Government of Denmark, 1972-1976. 1st secretary of Embassy Danish Embassy, Washington, 1976-1980, head division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 1980-1985, counsellor, deputy chief of mission Bonn, Germany, 1985—1987, head of department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 1987-1992. Under-secretary, political director, ambassador, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 1992-1994.

Ambassador, chief adviser foreign and defense policy Office of Prime Minister, Denmark, 1994-1999. Perm representative of Denmark to North Atlantic Treaty Organization Brussels, 1999—2003. Ambassador to France Danish Embassy, Paris, since 2003.


  • He was awarded a Commander of the Order of the Dannebrog in 1998.


Served with Danish Army, 1967-1971, with research.


Married Jette Albech Egelund.

Jette Albech Egelund.