Denmark has cooperated with Kenya since the country's independence in 1963, and Danish involvement has now expanded to the maritime area.
The Danish Maritime Authority is working to initiate a strategic sector collaboration with Kenya. Kenya plays an important and active role as a regional transport corridor and economic center in East Africa and the Horn of Africa. The growth potential is great, and Danish ships load and unload raw materials, oil and food in Kenya's primary port, Mombasa, more than 200 times a year.
Therefore, development of the transport chains from sea to land is a crucial prerequisite for supporting economic development in Kenya.
In 2021, the Danish and Kenyan governments signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), where the parties agreed to cooperate in a number of areas, including maritime education and training, maritime security, protection of the marine environment, and climate change mitigation. Currently, there is a dialogue with the authorities in Kenya about the specific content of the cooperation.