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Denmark looked into support for Tunisia during migrant crisis on board Maersk ship

During the migrant crisis aboard Maersk Tankers ship Etienne, Danish authorities were working on a "Tunisia track," in which they explored various support options for the African country, reveals right of access to documents. "We closely examined all possible solutions," Minister of Foreign Affairs tells ShippingWatch.

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The Danish authorities closely examined the possibility of providing support to Tunisia, which in turn was to act as a destination for 27 distressed migrants rescued by tanker vessel Maersk Etienne in early August, reveals a right of access to documents obtained by ShippingWatch from the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Danish authorities were working on "a catalog of support options for Tunisia – areas of possible support and strategic cooperation" in connection with a meeting with Tunisia's Minister of Foreign Affairs in September.

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