Norwegian Fisheries Minister Sandberg goes to China
Norwegian Minister of Fisheries Per Sandberg will visit China in the end of May, bringing with him a business delegation.
When Norwegian Fisheries Minister Per Sandberg visits China in the end of May, he will be accompanied by a business delegation consisting of seafood actors as well as companies from the supply industry. State Secretary Roy Angelvik will also be going.
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During the visit to China, Sandberg will attend a seafood conference organized by the Norwegian Seafood Council, as well as having political conversations and visiting outlets for Norwegian seafood.
- This visit is important for following up the dialogue about the framework for Norwegian seafood exports to China in light of the normalization of our political and diplomatic relations, Fisheries Minister Sandberg says.
The relationship between Norway and China has been strained since the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010; however, last December Norway and China announced an agreement stating that both countries would work towards a full normalization of the political relationship.
– China has the potential to become a significant market for Norwegian seafood. Hopefully Norwegian companies will now be better able to participate in the development of the Chinese seafood market, where there is a significant demand, Fisheries Minister Per Sandberg commented earlier this year.
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