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Danish premier honors 2015 Paris attack victims

  • Danish ambassador to France, Kirsten Malling Biering, left, Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen, center, and French columnist for Charlie Hebdo newspaper Patrick Pelloux, right, pay their respects to the victims of the 2015 Paris attacks, in Paris, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

    Danish ambassador to France, Kirsten Malling Biering, left, Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen, center, and French columnist for Charlie Hebdo newspaper Patrick Pelloux, right, pay their respects to the victims of the 2015 Paris attacks, in Paris, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)  (The Associated Press)

  • France's president Francois Hollande greets Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen, pror to their meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

    France's president Francois Hollande greets Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen, pror to their meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)  (The Associated Press)

  • Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen lays flowers on the statue of the Republique Square, in Paris, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, to the victims of the 2015 Paris attacks. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

    Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen lays flowers on the statue of the Republique Square, in Paris, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, to the victims of the 2015 Paris attacks. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)  (The Associated Press)

Denmark's prime minister has paid tribute to victims of the Paris attacks during a visit to the French capital days before the anniversary.

Lars Loekke Rasmussen laid flowers Thursday at the main monument in Place de la Republique, after meeting with French President Francois Hollande at the Elysee Palace.

Loekke Rasmussen also visited the Paris police department's crisis center used to ensure fast intervention in case of security incidents.

He said he wanted "to get an impression of how the French authorities work with counterterrorism because that's also a challenge in Denmark" and to increase bilateral cooperation in that field.

Since the Nov. 13 attacks that killed 130 people, France has maintained a high security threat level across the country.