India, Denmark agree to enhance cooperation in key areas

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Danish counterpart Mette Frederiksen greet each other at the Joint Press Meet at Hyderabad House in New Delhi on October 09, 2021. (PIB)

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Danish counterpart Mette Frederiksen held bilateral talks on October 9, 2021, to enhance cooperation in key areas such as health, agriculture, water management, climate change, and new and renewable energy.

The two sides also signed four agreements in the areas of science and technology, climate change, and skill development.

Addressing the Joint Press Meet with PM Frederiksen, Prime Minister Modi said the two sides reviewed the progress made under the India-Denmark Green Strategic Partnership and discussed further expansion of cooperation in many areas.

The agreement on green partnership was reached in a digital conference between the Prime Ministers of India and Denmark. It aims to create a framework for expanding cooperation in areas such as renewable energy, environment, economy, and science and technology.

Terming the talks as ‘fruitful’, PM Modi said both sides are committed to continuously expanding the scope of cooperation and adding new dimensions to it.

 “We have initiated a new partnership in the field of health. In order to increase the agricultural productivity and income of farmers in India, we have also decided to cooperate in agriculture-related technology. Under this, work will be done on the technologies of many areas like food safety, cold chain, food processing, fertilizers, fisheries, aquaculture, etc,” PM Modi said, adding that  “we will also cooperate in areas such as Smart Water Resource Management, Waste to Best, and efficient supply chains”.

In her address, PM Frederickson lauded Prime Minister Modi for promoting green technology and termed him an “inspiration for the world”.

She said that the cooperation between India and Denmark is a great example of how green development and green transformation can go hand in hand.

The Danish Prime Minister arrived in New Delhi on the morning of  October 9, 2021, on a three-day visit to India. She was received by the Minister of State for External Affairs Meenakshi Lekhi.

Earlier, PM Frederickson visited Raj Ghat and paid floral tributes at the Samadhi of the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi.

India and Denmark have strong trade and investment ties. There are more than 200 Danish companies in India, while there are more than 60 Indian companies in Denmark. The two countries have strong cooperation in renewable energy, clean technology, water and waste management, agriculture and animal husbandry, science and technology, digitization, smart cities, shipping sectors. (Press Release)

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