Danish Arctic delegation seeks China’s cooperation

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Ambassador Friis Arne Petersen (middle) together with Ambassador Erik Vilstrup Lorenzen (left) and Kai Holst Andersen (right)
Photo: Embassy of Denmar in China

The Arctic Ambassador the Kingdom of Denmark and the Deputy Minister responsible for Foreign Affairs of Greenland visited China on February 17-20 to discuss ways to increase cooperation between China and the Kingdom of Denmark.

China was in May 2013 approved as permanent observer to the Arctic Council with active support of the Kingdom of Denmark.

China and Denmark agreed to enhance contacts in relation to the Arctic Council and to seek to increase cooperation in the scientific field.

Opportunities to further support commercial ties between China and Greenland were also discussed during the visit that included elements in both Beijing and Shanghai.

Greenland offers some of the best and cleanest fish products of the world and is an upcoming destination for high end tourists seeking exceptional experiences.

Also new regulatory framework for investments in mining industry in Greenland was presented during the visit. This framework is aimed to facilitate large scale investments in raw materials while maintaining high environmental standards.

Greenland is one of the three parts of the Kingdom of Denmark, with full autonomy on a broad range of issues.

Source: Embassy of Denmark in China

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