Today, the Danish Government has consulted the Danish Foreign Policy Committee about military contributions to a European-led maritime surveillance mission in the Strait of Hormuz. The Danish contributions will include a staff officer contribution from the beginning of 2020 and – subject to parliamentary approval in 2020 – a naval contribution beginning in the fall of 2020.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Jeppe Kofod:
“As the fifth largest seafaring nation in the world, Denmark has a special interest in – and responsibility to – ensure maritime security and freedom of navigation – also in the Strait of Hormuz.The Danish government will therefore continue its active efforts to reduce tensions in the region. Now also with a concrete contribution in the form of staff officers and a frigate. Our contribution will complement other efforts in the region, including the US-led maritime security effort IMSC. The European-led mission is also expected to be supplemented by diplomatic efforts aimed at enhancing regional dialogue on maritime security.” Läs artikel