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Denmark and Korea agree to expand cooperation

A Joint Press Statement was released following a bilateral summit between the two heads of state on October 20, 2018.


A bilateral summit was held on October 20th in Copenhagen between the Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen and the South Korean President Moon Jae-in, during the official visit to Denmark by the South Korean President.

The strong and comprehensive bilateral relationship between Denmark and the Republic of Korea was mutually acknowledged during the summit, with both Heads of State agreeing that the cooperation has never been as close, diverse, and fruitful as it is today.

A Joint Press Statement was released following the bilateral summit, outlining further areas of cooperation between Denmark and Korea. Read the Joint Press Statement here.

The South Korean President's official visit included participation in the inaugural summit of the P4G (Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030). Here, participants endorsed the Copenhagen Commitment aimed at accelerating positive action on combatting climate change and speeding up the delivery of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Read more about the Copenhagen Commitment here.

Furthermore, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Danish Ministry of Environment and Food and the Korean Ministry of Environment for cooperation in the field of circular economy. The Danish Minister Jakob Ellemann-Jensen met the Korean Minister Kim Eunkyung to sign the agreement to strengthen cooperation in the field of circular economy through joint projects, research, and development.