field of forestry. That two pandas are headed to Denmark for joint scientific research will
not only bring joy to the Danish people but also enhance the friendly relationship between the two countr
ies, said Meng Xianlin, head of the international department of the National Forestry and Grassland Administration.
Preparations for the arrival of the two pandas have been underway for some time.
In 2014, the two countries agreed to begin cooperating during Danish Queen Margrethe II’s state visit to China. On M
ay 3, 2017, China and Denmark signed an agreement to jointly begin a 15-year giant panda research program.
The Danish embassy in China said the two pandas can expect an enth
usiastic welcome in Copenhagen. Danish Ambassador to China Carsten D
amsgaard will accompany the pandas on their flight from Beijing to Copenhagen.
“I am excited to be able to travel to Denmark together with our two
new Chinese guests. They will be warmly welcomed in Denmark,” the ambassador said.