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Mogens Lykketoft

Former Foreign Minister and Former President of the UN General Assembly

Mogens Lykketoft is a member of the Danish Parliament representing the Social Democratic Party, and served as the 1st Vice-President of the Parliament. He has served as Minister for Foreign Affairs, Minister of Finance and Minister for Taxation and is former chairman of his party.

He was unanimously elected President of the United Nations General Assembly in June 2015, and presided over its 70th session until September 2016.

Content by Mogens Lykketoft

Brussels, Belgium. 22nd June 2020. EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen participates in a media conference at the conclusion of an EU-China summit.

US and China should rein in their rivalry

As Xi Jinping has made a much-publicised visit to Moscow this week, ELN members have been assessing the implications for European security, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and the wider faultlines in global geopolitics. In this article, originally published in Danish by the Berlingske newspaper, Mogens Lykketoft provides context on the visit and argues the US and China need to rein in their rivalry in the interests of the rest of the world.

23 March 2023 | Mogens Lykketoft