India, Denmark decide to expand ties in health and agriculture sectors


The two Prime Ministers are anticipated to evaluate the progress in implementation of the ‘Green Strategic Partnership’ established final yr.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday held talks along with his Danish counterpart Mette Frederiksen with a concentrate on increasing total bilateral cooperation in a variety of areas together with health, agriculture, water administration, local weather change and renewable vitality.

In his media assertion after the talks, Mr. Modi mentioned either side reviewed the progress made underneath the India-Denmark Green Strategic Partnership and deliberated on additional growth of total cooperation in a number of sectors.

The two sides additionally inked 4 agreements that can present for deepening of cooperation in areas of science and know-how, local weather change and talent improvement.

“A yr in the past immediately, we took the historic choice to set up a Green Strategic Partnership between India and Denmark in our digital summit. This is an indication of far-reaching considering and respect for the atmosphere by each our international locations,” he mentioned.

In her remarks, the Danish Prime Minister mentioned, “I’m additionally proud that Danish options play a key function when it comes to your very bold targets and I feel you might be an inspiration for the remainder of the world. You have set some very bold targets when it comes to clear water for over a million households and for renewable vitality together with off-shore wind.”

The inexperienced partnership, finalised at a digital summit between the Prime Ministers of the 2 international locations, goals to create a framework for important growth of cooperation in areas of renewable vitality, atmosphere, economic system, local weather change and science and know-how.

Describing the talks as “fruitful”, Mr. Modi mentioned either side determined to cooperate in areas like environment friendly provide chain, good water assets administration and applied sciences relating to the farm sector to enhance agricultural productiveness in India.

“Great pleasure to welcome PM Mette Frederiksen on her first go to to India. Our Green Strategic Partnership is concentrated on clear applied sciences and inexperienced progress. Our collaboration throughout sectors is vibrant and dynamic,” Mr. Modi tweeted later.

In her media assertion, Ms. Frederiksen mentioned the cooperation between India and Denmark is a superb instance of how inexperienced progress and inexperienced transition go hand-in-hand.

She mentioned either side determined to enhance cooperation, significantly in the health and agriculture sectors.

Earlier, Ms. Frederiksen arrived in New Delhi on Saturday morning on a three-day state go to.

“Towards nurturing India-Denmark Green Strategic Partnership!PM @narendramodi welcomes Danish PM @Statsmin H.E. Ms. Mette Frederiksen for his or her bilateral engagement,” External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi tweeted together with a photograph of the 2 leaders on the Hyderabad House, the venue for the talks.

The Danish Prime Minister additionally visited Rajghat and paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi.

India and Denmark have sturdy commerce and funding ties. More than 200 Danish corporations are current in India and over 60 Indian corporations have a presence in Denmark.