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Danish embassy in Indonesia reopens

"So far, so good," said Ambassador Andersen, adding that no extra security precautions had been put in place.

india Updated: Mar 06, 2006 10:47 IST
Associated Press
Associated Press

The Danish embassy in Indonesia was reopened on Monday, more than three weeks after it closed down due to protests over cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad published in a Danish newspaper.

The embassy was closed on February 11 after more than 150 hard-line Muslims stormed a high-rise building housing the mission and burned the Danish flag.

Ambassador Niels Erik Andersen, who left Indonesia when the embassy was closed, returned to Jakarta February21.

"So far, so good," Andersen said on Monday, adding that no extra security precautions had been put in place at the embassy.

Last month, Denmark had temporarily closed its embassy in Pakistan following violent protests over the Prophet Muhammad cartoons.

Danish embassies in Lebanon, Syria, and Iran have also been temporarily closed, after anti-Danish protests and threats against staff.

First Published: Mar 06, 2006 10:47 IST