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Danish PM Mette Fredriksson visited the Taj Mahal, called it beautiful

By PTI

Agra: Danish Prime Minister Mette Fredriksen and her husband Bo Tengberg visited the Taj Mahal on Sunday morning and described it as a beautiful place.

Fredrickson had landed at the Air Force station in Agra at around 8.30 pm on Saturday night.

He was received by Uttar Pradesh Energy Minister Kant Sharma, accompanied by officials of the city and police administration.

After the reception, Frederickson left for Hotel Amar Vilas for the night stay.

The Danish PM, her husband and a delegation arrived at the Taj Mahal in eco-friendly vehicles on Sunday morning.

There the guests were welcomed by the local artists of ‘Braj’.

Frederickson spent an hour and a half inside the Taj Mahal with her husband and took an interest in the history of the monument as told by the tour guide.

In the visitors’ book, Frederickson expressed thanks and said “this place is beautiful”.

After the Taj Mahal, the Prime Minister visited the Agra Fort at 10.50 a.m. and explored the monument by 11.50 a.m.

According to an order of the Archaeological Survey of India, Agra Circle, the Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort were closed for two hours during the VVIP visit.

The Prime Minister of Denmark is on her first state visit to India.

She reached the national capital on Saturday and met Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Now aged 43, Fredriksson became the youngest female prime minister in Danish history when she was elected to the position in 2019 – and only the second woman to hold the position.

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