On 31 October 2012, Greenlandic Minister for Industry and Mineral Resources Mr. Ove Karl Berthelsen together with Consul General in Shanghai Mr. Karsten Ankjær Jensen met with representatives from leather and fur companies from Haining and Zhejiang.
The meeting was held in order to share knowledge and ideas on the future collaboration between Greenland and China on fur and leather trade. The possibilities of Greenlandic export of fur and leather to China was discussed in the meeting.
“We had a very productive meeting, which I think for everyone present underlined the great potential of increasing collaboration and trade between Greenland and China in the fur market,” said the Consul General.
“My hope is that this meeting will form the basis of a stronger relationship between China and Greenland and make way for increased trading between the two countries.”
The Minister will also visit the Polar Research Institute of China, Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries and the Danish Innovation Centre in Shanghai while in Shanghai.