Promoting partnerships that work for the Blue Economy


Ambassador of Denmark to Nigeria, H.E Sune Krogstrup, was at the Ministry of Marine and Blue Economy, where he interfaced with the minister, Adegboyega Oyetola  CON, on how to further strengthen and expand the cooperation between Nigeria and Denmark with regards to the Maritime space.


The ambassador, accompanied by the embassy's Senior Programme Manager, Florence Fowoke Iseko, told the minister that Denmark being owner of the biggest ships and APM a Danish concern, being one of the world's biggest ports operators, is willing and ready to collaborate with the newly established ministry of Marine and Blue Economy to enable Nigeria optimise the benefits of establishing it. 


Responding, the minister who noted that he was delighted to receive the team, said considering that in Denmark, the maritime sector accounts for over 25 per cent of the total Danish exports of goods and services, he was willing to explore opportunities with the Danish government to ensure the Marine and Blue Economy sector of Nigeria increases its contribution to the country's GDP, in addition to creating jobs and reducing poverty.


He added that the ministry was open to partnerships and collaborations that allow for the promotion of economic growth and development in Nigeria.

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