Danish-Chinese maritime dialogue meeting

Danish-Chinese maritime dialogue meeting

14-06-2017 15:00:00

The Danish Maritime Authority and the Bureau of Water Transport at the Chinese Ministry of Transport met in Denmark on Tuesday to discuss cooperation between the countries in the maritime area and the challenges for maritime transport in general.

"It is very positive that China and Denmark meet regularly to exchange views, ideas and experiences on maritime affairs," says the director of the Danish Maritime Authority, Andreas Nordseth.

"Chinese and Danish shipping companies are among the world's largest and we have many common interests as maritime nations," says Andreas Nordseth.

Shipping is challenged in the international shipping markets. At the same time, new technology and China's Silk Road Initiative give new opportunities for cooperation. Other current topics for international shipping were also discussed, including the regulation of shipping CO2 emissions.

Already in 1974, the then Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping and Prime Minister Poul Hartling signed the first agreement on maritime transport between Denmark and China. Regular dialogue meetings have been held since 2010, which exchange knowledge and experience in the maritime area.

The visit by the Chinese delegation will take place over two days and will also allow a portion of the Blue Denmark to be displayed.

Source. Søfartsstyrelsen / Maritime Denmark

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