Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday held bilateral talks with Danish Prime Minister Mette Fredriksson, who is on his first visit to the country. The talks, held at Hyderabad House here, focused on strengthening the rules-based international order and prioritizing development and trade in a clean and environment-friendly manner.
Prime Minister Frederickson arrived in New Delhi this morning and is scheduled to stay here for another three days. He was received by Prime Minister Modi at the airport.
In a press conference held after the talks, Frederickson highlighted that the cooperation between the two countries is a “great example of how green development and green transition can go hand in hand.” “We are two democratic nations that believe in an international system based on rules,” she said.
In the meeting, the two Prime Ministers reviewed the progress in the implementation of the ‘Green Strategic Partnership’. “During our virtual summit, we had decided to establish a green strategic partnership between our two countries. Today, we reviewed it and reiterated our commitment towards it,” Modi said.
The green partnership, finalized at a virtual summit last year, aims to create a framework for significant expansion of cooperation in the areas of renewable energy, environment, economy, science and technology and climate change.
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Along with trade and investment, other sectors of renewable energy were also on the agenda.
At present, India and Denmark have strong trade and investment ties. More than 200 Danish companies are present in India and more than 60 Indian companies have their presence in Denmark.
Frederickson also praised the leadership of the Indian prime minister for setting “very ambitious targets for clean energy”. “You are an inspiration to the rest of the world because you set some very ambitious goals for clean water for over 1 million homes and renewable energy,” she said.
Earlier in the day, Modi welcomed Frederickson to India at a ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan. The Prime Minister of Denmark also visited Raj Ghat and paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi.