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Denmark to Participate in China International Import Expo,CIIE

A delegation of Danish companies will visit China for the upcoming China International Import Exposition from the 5th to the 10th of November. The delegation will be led by Danish Minister for Development Cooperation, Ms. Ulla Tørnæs, and highlights Denmark’s status as a leading nation within the areas of sustainability and food safety:

“The Danish presence at CIIE testifies to the strong commitment of many Danish companies in China and the importance of the Chinese market for Danish exports and the internationalization of Danish companies,” says the Danish Minister for Development Cooperation.

The theme for Denmark’s National Pavilion and the delegated companies is ‘Sustainability’ - a theme that sums up areas where Danish Companies have a stronghold.

“Denmark has taken the lead when it comes to solutions and technologies that can ensure a sustainable future, and Danish enterprises have tangible and innovative solutions to the challenges that Chinese society is facing,” says Danish Minister, Ulla Tørnæs.
As such, Danish companies that will represent Denmark at CIIE are forerunners in the areas of green energy, environment and food as well as offer world-class solutions that are in high demand in China, including: efficient green technologies, high quality food products, innovative ideas and liveable cities.

Safe and sustainable Danish food and agriculture

Denmark also has a stronghold within the areas of food safety and sustainable agriculture. For the upcoming CIIE, the Danish Food Exhibition ‘Food Nation’ will showcase the expertise of Danish companies in the area of high quality food.
“In Denmark, we have high confidence in our food products because our companies are committed to delivering safe, high-quality products to our own and foreign consumers. Denmark also has an effective control system, which is established in close cooperation between the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration and the Danish food industry,” says Ulla Tørnæs.
Danish Minister for Development Cooperation to sign MOU on poverty alleviation and the Sustainable Development Goals

Ahead of her trip to Shanghai, Minister Ulla Tørnæs will travel to Beijing from the 1st to the 3rd of November to meet her Chinese counterparts.

The minister and her colleague from State Council Leading Group Office on Poverty Alleviation and Development will renew the memorandum of understanding on poverty alleviation from 2014, highlighting shared objectives in reaching the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. 

The minister and her counterparts expect to address a number of development priorities of key importance to reaching the SDGs, including youth, gender equality and the strong prospects for development cooperation and sustainable green growth in Africa.

Minister Tørnæs says: “The SDGs reflect new global challenges and opportunities. To achieve the global goals, partnerships are imperative. That is why I look forward to discussing joint efforts and exchanging lessons learned on working towards the realization of the 2030 agenda with my Chinese counterparts.”
Further background on Danish-Chinese relations

In 2018, Denmark and China celebrate the 10th anniversary of Strategic Comprehensive Partnership. Denmark is among the very few European and the only Nordic country that has a comprehensive partnership with China.

The first ten years of partnership has resulted in a large number of projects and collaborations between government organisations and Chinese and Danish business within the areas of energy and environment, health and food.
In 2020, Denmark and China will celebrate 70 years anniversary of establishment of bilateral diplomatic ties.

01.11.2018  02:31