Denmark’s Prime Minister Mette Fredriksson and PM Modi.
Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen was accorded a ceremonial welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Prime Minister Narendra Modi received him here on Saturday. Fredriksen called on Foreign Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar (S Jaishankar) also met. Mette Fredrickson arrived in Delhi early on Saturday for her 3-day visit to India. Minister of State for External Affairs Meenakshi Lekhi gave him a warm welcome at the Delhi airport.
Mette Frederiksen will be visiting India from 9 to 11 October. During this, she will meet President Ram Nath Kovind and hold bilateral talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Denmark PM’s visit is an opportunity to review and take forward the India-Denmark Green Strategic Partnership. The visit of the Prime Minister of Denmark is expected to further strengthen the close and friendly relations between India and Denmark.
More than 60 Indian companies in Denmark
This visit of Mette Frederickson is very important for India as she is the first head of state to visit India after the Corona ban implemented since last March. India and Denmark have strong trade and investment ties. More than 200 Danish companies are present in India, while there are more than 60 Indian companies in Denmark. There is strong cooperation between the two countries in renewable energy, clean technology, water and waste management, agriculture and animal husbandry, science and technology, digitalisation, smart city, shipping sector.
There will also be dialogue with students and people of civil society
According to a statement, Danish Prime Minister Frederiksen will also interact with forums, students and civil society members during her visit to India. Earlier on 28 September 2020, India and Denmark had established a ‘Green Strategic Alliance’ in the summit meeting held through digital medium. Both sides will also discuss regional and multi-level issues of mutual interest.
Mate Frederiksen will visit the Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort on Sunday and in view of this, the Taj Mahal will be closed for two hours for the general public on that day. The Prime Minister of Denmark will reach Kheria Airport in Agra directly from Denmark at around 8 pm on Saturday, where she will be given a grand welcome.
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