Minister for Business and Growth set to strengthen cooperation with Asian shipping businesses

Minister for Business and Growth, Ole Sohn, is travelling to Asia to sign a strategic cooperation agreement, and hopes to attract major Chinese shipping companies to Denmark, writes Danish daily newspaper, Berlingske.

Minister for Business and Growth, Ole Sohn, is travelling to Asia to sign a strategic cooperation agreement, and hopes to attract major Chinese shipping companies to Denmark, writes Danish daily newspaper, Berlingske.

Minister for Business and Growth, Ole Sohn, will travel to China and Singapore this week to strengthen ties with Asian carriers. At the same time he will meet with two of the largest shipping companies in the region, Cosco and the China Shipping Group Company.

The hope is to win Chinese investment and forge closer ties between Singapore's maritime industry and the Danish shipping industry.

- China has ambitions, just as we have. The Chinese are also aiming to be a powerful maritime nation. Just as Denmark is a strong global player and is established in China, one can also imagine that the Chinese carriers, as they grow in the global market, will need to have a foothold in Europe. We clearly believe that the Danish maritime cluster will be attractive to the Chinese, says Ole Sohn.

The strategic cooperation agreement with Singapore is expected to be signed on Friday.

- Denmark and Singapore both have quality shipping registers, both countries have a clear interest in strengthening the maritime environment and we have common interests in free trade and international connections. It is my ambition to turn Denmark into the maritime hub in Europe, just as Singapore is the maritime hub in Asia, the Minister continues.


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