Prime Minister Narendra Modi held bilateral talks on Saturday with Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, who is on her first visit to the country. Negotiations held here at Hyderabad Home focused on strengthening an international rules-based system and prioritizing growth and trade in clean and sustainable ways.
Prime Minister Frederiksen arrived in New Delhi early this morning and is due to stay here for another three days. At the airport, she was received by Prime Minister Modi.
At a press conference after the talks, Frederiksen stressed that the cooperation between the two countries is “a great example of how green growth and green transition can go hand in hand.” “We are two democracies that believe in a rules-based international system,” she added.
At the meeting, the two prime ministers reviewed progress in the implementation of the Green Strategic Partnership. “During our virtual summit, we decided to establish a Green Strategic Partnership between our two countries. Today we reviewed and reaffirmed our commitment to this, ”Modi said.
The Green Partnership, concluded at a virtual summit last year, aims to create a foundation for significantly expanding cooperation in the areas of renewable energy, the environment, economics, science and technology, and climate change.
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Other areas of renewable energy as well as trade and investment were on the agenda.
India and Denmark now have strong trade and investment ties. More than 200 Danish companies are represented in India and over 60 Indian companies are represented in Denmark.
Frederiksen also praised the leadership of the Indian Prime Minister for setting “very ambitious clean energy targets.” “You are inspiring the rest of the world as you have set some very ambitious goals when it comes to clean water for over 1 million households and renewable energy,” she said.
Earlier that day, Modi welcomed Frederiksen to India for a ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan. The Danish Prime Minister also visited Rajghat and honored the memory of Mahatma Gandhi.