PM Modi and his Danish counterpart Frederiksen hold bilateral talks at Hyderabad House: Key points | India News
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Here are the key points of the meeting-
* In his post-talks media statement, Modi said the two sides reviewed progress under the India-Denmark Green Strategic Partnership and deliberated on further expansion of comprehensive cooperation in several sectors.
* The two sides also signed four agreements that will deepen cooperation in the fields of science and technology, climate change and skills development.
* The Prime Minister said: “A year ago today, we made the historic decision to establish a Green Strategic Partnership between India and Denmark at our virtual summit. It is a sign of reflection thorough and respectful of the environment by our two countries. ”
* The green partnership, finalized at a virtual summit between the prime ministers of the two countries, aims to create a framework for a significant expansion of cooperation in the fields of renewable energies, the environment, the economy, climate change and science and technology.
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* Calling the talks “fruitful,” Modi said the two sides decided to cooperate in areas such as efficient supply chain, smart water resources management and agriculture-related technologies to increase productivity agriculture in India.
* In his remarks, Frederiksen said the cooperation between India and Denmark is a prime example of how green growth and green transition go hand in hand.
* She said the two sides decided to strengthen cooperation, especially in the health and agriculture sectors.
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India and Denmark also exchanged four agreements following a bilateral meeting.
* The first Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research – National Institute of Geophysical Research, Hyderabad, Aarhus University, Denmark and the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland on resource mapping in groundwater and aquifers.
* The second agreement was signed on the Agreement on Access to the Digital Library of Traditional Knowledge between the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research and the Danish Patent and Trademark Office.
* The third MoU has been signed between the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru and Danfoss Industries Private Limited to establish a center of excellence on natural refrigerants for tropical climates with potential applications.
* The fourth agreement was a joint letter of intent between the Ministry of Skills Development and Entrepreneurship, the Government of the Republic of India and the Government of the Kingdom of Denmark.
Frederiksen arrived in Delhi earlier today for a three-day visit to India. She was received by PM Modi at Rashtrapati Bhavan. She received a solemn welcome. She also paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat.
“Towards a Green Strategic Partnership between India and Denmark! Prime Minister @narendramodi welcomes Danish Prime Minister @Statsmin HE Ms Mette Frederiksen for their bilateral engagement,” tweeted Foreign Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi , accompanied by a photo of the two leaders at Hyderabad House, the venue for the talks.
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She will also meet with President Ram Nath Kovind.
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At the meeting, the two premiers are also expected to review progress in implementing the “Green Strategic Partnership” established last year.
The green partnership, finalized at a virtual summit between the prime ministers of the two countries, aims to create a framework for a significant expansion of cooperation in the fields of renewable energies, environment, economy, change climate and science and technology.
Earlier today, speaking at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, Frederiksen said: “We see India as a close partner. I consider this visit to be an important step for bilateral relations between Denmark and India.
“Last year the Prime Minister and I signed and agreed to a Green Strategic Partnership. We see an ambitious Indian government taking great responsibility for green transition in India and the rest of the world,” he said. she added.
“In a few weeks now, COP26 Glasgow is approaching and I hope we can use this meeting to agree on how we can support the rest of the world,” said the Danish Prime Minister.
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Frederiksen also met with Foreign Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Arindam Bagchi said Frederiksen’s visit was an opportunity to review and advance the India-Denmark Green Strategic Partnership.
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She will also interact with think tanks, students and members of civil society.
India called Mette Frederiksen’s visit very important as she is the first head of state to visit India since Covid-19 restrictions have been in place since last March. Foreign Minister Dr S Jaishankar visited Denmark earlier this year.
India and Denmark enjoy strong trade and investment relationships. More than 200 Danish companies are present in India and more than 60 Indian companies are present in Denmark.
There is strong collaboration in the fields of renewable energies, clean technologies, water and waste management, agriculture and animal husbandry, science and technology, digitization, including including ICT, smart cities, maritime transport, etc.
(With contributions from agencies)