New Delhi, October 9
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his visiting Danish counterpart Mette Frederiksen had “fruitful” talks on Saturday focused on expanding cooperation in various key areas such as health, agriculture, water management, climate change and renewable energies.
In his post-talks media statement, Modi said the two sides reviewed the progress made under the India-Denmark Green Strategic Partnership and deliberated on further expansion of comprehensive cooperation in several sectors.
The two sides also signed four agreements that will deepen cooperation in the fields of science and technology, climate change and skills development.
“A year ago today, we made the historic decision to establish a Green Strategic Partnership between India and Denmark at our virtual summit. It is a sign of deep thinking and respect for the environment by our two countries, ”he said.
The green partnership, finalized at a virtual summit between the prime ministers of the two countries, aims to create a framework for a significant expansion of cooperation in the fields of renewable energies, environment, economy, change climate and science and technology.
Describing the talks as “fruitful,” Modi said the two sides decided to cooperate in areas such as efficient supply chain, smart management of water resources and agriculture-related technologies to increase agricultural productivity. in India.
In his remarks, Frederiksen said the cooperation between India and Denmark is a prime example of how green growth and green transition go hand in hand.
She said the two sides decided to strengthen cooperation, especially in the health and agriculture sectors.
Frederiksen arrived here early Saturday morning for a three-day state visit.
Earlier today, Modi welcomed Frederiksen to India in a ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
The Danish Prime Minister also visited Rajghat and paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi.
Ahead of the talks between the two prime ministers, Foreign Minister S Jaishankar called on Frederiksen.
“We welcomed Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen on her first visit to India. Our Green Strategic Partnership will progress further as a result,” Jaishankar tweeted.
India and Denmark enjoy strong trade and investment relationships. More than 200 Danish companies are present in India and more than 60 Indian companies are present in Denmark. PTI