Ole Sohn, Minister of Business and Growth, Denmark, and Lui Tuck Yew, Minister for Transport, Singapore, Friday August 31. signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to strengthen maritime co-operation and relations between the two countries.
“Singapore and Denmark are both leading maritime countries with strategic interests in high-quality maritime services. The MOU provides a solid foundation for engagement in a range of maritime activities for the benefit of both Singapore and Denmark,” Ole Sohn said when signing the MOU at the Ministry of Transport, Singapore.
The MOU underscores the strong bilateral ties that Singapore and Denmark enjoy, and is also a testament to their excellent maritime relations. Under the MOU, Singapore and Denmark will explore opportunities for collaboration in the areas of quality shipping, green shipping as well as maritime research and development, education and training. It is said in a joint statement.
“I am delighted that Singapore and Denmark have taken proactive steps to enhance bilateral co-operation in the maritime sector. This MOU will enable our two countries to build on our common maritime interests and address the challenges ahead,” said Lui Tuck Yew, Minister for Transport, Singapore.
According to Ole Sohn those common interest includes securing free market access in international shipping, which serves the interest of Danish maritime companies.