The Memorandum of Cooperation is a follow-up on the visit to Japan by the Danish Minister for Industry, Business and Financial Affairs in April 2017. The agreement includes a partnership agreement that was agreed between Denmark and Japan in 2014 and covers a wide number of areas, including the maritime area.

Τhe intention of this MoC is to enhance Denmark and Japan’s cooperation within areas such as big data and digitalization of certificates, which present an array of new possibilities for shipping.

Brian Mikkelsen, Minister for Industry, Business and Financial Affairs, stated: "Through this agreement we aim to strengthen Danish-Japanese relations within, inter alia, green technology, the environment and digitalisation. In the longer term, this may enhance exports and create increased growth for companies in both countries. I am therefore very pleased that, with this agreement, we now put action behind our good intentions and specifically follow up on our visit to Japan earlier this year.”

The Memorandum of Cooperation has been signed by the Danish Ambassador to Japan on behalf of the Danish Government.

Credit: DMA