November 12 marked a milestone in relations between the United States and the Faroe Islands.
The United States, represented by Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European & Eurasian Affairs Michael J. Murphy, and the Faroe Islands, represented by the Faroese Minister for Foreign Affairs, Education and Culture Jenis av Rana, signed a Partnership Declaration. It covers areas of mutual interest from marine resource management and environmental protection, to cultural cooperation and sustainable economic development, entrepreneurship, innovation, tourism, and trade.
These are all areas where the U.S. and the Faroe Islands can work together. We look forward to the many great projects and exchanges that will be done based on this Partnership Declaration. We also look forward to seeing more U.S. products in the Faroe Islands and more Faroese products in the United States.
On Twitter, U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Denmark Carla Sands noted that:
“Today’s signing of the Partnership Declaration between the United States and the Faroe Islands is the next chapter in a long history of friendship and cooperation among trusted partners, and marks the beginning of accelerated efforts to advance our mutual interests.”