Denmark and Japan sign maritime Memorandum of Cooperation
12-10-2017 12:00

Denmark and Japan have just concluded a maritime agreement to strengthen Danish-Japanese cooperation.

Areas where Denmark and Japan have many shared interests, such as the environment, digitalisation and quality shipping, are included in the agreement.

Minister for Industry, Business and Financial Affairs Brian Mikkelsen:
”Through this agreement we aim to strengthen Danish-Japanese relations within, inter alia, green technology, the environment and digitalisation. In the longer term, this may enhance exports and create increased growth for companies in both countries. I am therefore very pleased that, with this agreement, we now put action behind our good intentions and specifically follow up on our visit to Japan earlier this year.”

The Memorandum of Cooperation is a follow-up on the visit to Japan by Minister for Industry, Business and Financial Affairs in April 2017. The agreement follows up on a strategic partnership agreement that was concluded between Denmark and Japan in 2014 and covers a wide number of areas, including the maritime area.

Quite specifically, the Memorandum of Cooperation concerns, inter alia, Denmark and Japan’s intention to share knowledge and experiences within areas such as big data and digitalisation of certificates, which present an array of new possibilities for shipping.

The Memorandum of Cooperation has been signed by the Danish Ambassador to Japan on behalf of the Danish Government.

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