PM Modi meets Danish counterpart, to discuss bilateral ties

PM Modi meets Danish counterpart, to discuss bilateral ties

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with Danish counterpart Mette Frederiksen on Tuesday and the two leaders are expected to discuss a wide range of issues of mutual interest to boost the bilateral relationship.

Modi arrived from Germany and was received by his Danish counterpart at the airport as a special gesture.

Modi was welcomed by Frederiksen upon his arrival in Marienborg, the official residence of the Prime Minister of Denmark, for talks.

PM Frederiksen welcomed PM Narendramodi at Marienborg. The Prime Minister's Office tweeted, Statsmin.

Prime Minister's first visit to Denmark, where he will take part in bilateral and multilateral engagements on Tuesday and Wednesday.

In his departure statement, the Prime Minister said that the visit will give the chance to look at progress in our unique Green Strategic Partnership with Denmark, as well as other aspects of our bilateral relations.

A Green Strategic Partnership was created between India and Denmark during a virtual summit in September 2020. This partnership was reformed into a five-year action plan during Prime Minister Frederiksen's visit to India in October 2021.

He will be at the India-Denmark Business Roundtable and interact with the Indian community in Denmark.

More than 200 Danish companies in India are actively involved in making in India, Jal Jeevan Mission, Digital India, and other key national missions.

More than 60 Indian companies in Denmark are strengthening bilateral business-to-business ties, mainly in the IT sector.

Denmark is home to a large Indian diaspora of 16,000 people.

He will also take part in the 2nd India-Nordic Summit along with the Prime Ministers of Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Sweden and Norway, where he will take stock of the cooperation since the First India-Nordic Summit in 2018.

The Summit will focus on topics like the post-pandemic economic recovery, climate change, innovation and technology, renewable energy, the evolving global security scenario, and India-Nordic cooperation in the Arctic region, Modi said.

The summit will focus on economic engagement, green partnership and mobility and cooperation in the Arctic region.

I will meet the leaders of the other four Nordic countries on the sidelines of the Summit and review progress in India's bilateral relations with them, Modi said.

Nordic countries are important partners for India in sustainable energy, renewable energy, digitisation and innovation. He said that the visit will help in expanding our multifaceted cooperation with the Nordic region.