Denmark to dispatch frigate to Red Sea as part of US-led naval mission

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Denmark will send a frigate to participate in the US-led Red Sea operation in January 2024, the Danish Defense Minister says today.

Several countries, led by the United States, on Monday agreed to patrol the southern Red Sea and Gulf of Aden to safeguard commercial shipping against attacks by Yemen’s Houthi rebels in the area.

“We are concerned about the serious situation unfolding in the Red Sea, where unprovoked attacks against civilian shipping continue,” Danish Defense Minister Troels Lund Poulsen says in a statement.

The Danish government will submit a resolution to the Danish Parliament in January to contribute to the US-led Operation Prosperity Guardian with a frigate that can be deployed from the end of January, the government adds.

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