July 26, 2019 / 9:09 AM / a month ago

Denmark backs Britain's proposed Hormuz naval mission

COPENHAGEN, July 26 (Reuters) - Denmark said on Friday it welcomed the British government’s proposal for a European-led naval mission to ensure safe shipping through the Strait of Hormuz and would consider a military maritime contribution.

“The Danish government looks positively towards a possible contribution to such initiative,” Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod said in a statement.

“As a seafaring nation, it is essential to Denmark that freedom of navigation is sustained,” he said, adding that a final decision would still need to be discussed in parliament once there was “a clearer picture of the exact tasks and partners”. (Reporting by Stine Jacobsen; Editing by Alison Williams)

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