In his first vist to Denmark, PM Modi said that he discussed with PM Mette Frederiksen of Denmark how we can make this partnership even more effective. Since Dr. Manmohan Singh’s visit in 2009, this the first time that the PM of India is visiting Denmark.
PM Modi addressed the Indian diaspora in Denmark after the talks with PM Frederiksen. In his address, he appealed to the Indian’s over globe to invite 5 non-indians to visit India. He also invited businesses to invest in India. About 16,000 Indians are residing in Denmark.
The Green Strategic Partnership, established during the Virtual Summit between the two Prime Ministers in September, 2020, has become a catalyst for enhanced cooperation between India and Denmark. The two Prime Ministers welcomed the concrete progress under the Green Strategic Partnership and reconfirmed their commitment to democratic values, rule of law and respect for human rights on which the Green Strategic Partnership is based.
The two Prime Ministers welcomed the decision for a joint call for research and development projects in the area of green Hydrogen and green fuels. They noted the targeted areas of the joint call particularly with regard to green Hydrogen and other green fuels for transport and industry where there are no cost-effective alternatives to fossil energy
Both leaders lauded the expanding people to people ties between the two countries, and welcomed the Declaration of Intent on a migration and mobility partnership.
India and Denmark signed the following Letter of Intents and MoUs
- Declaration of Intent (DoI) on Migration and Mobility
- Letter of Intent (LoI) between Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways, GOI and Ministry of Business, Industry and Financial Affairs of Denmark on Centre of Excellence in Green Shipping
- Cultural Exchange Programme (CEP) between the Ministry of Culture, GoI and Ministry of Culture of Denmark for the years 2022-2026
- Letter of Intent (LoI) of between Ministry of Jal Shakti and Ministry of Environment of Denmark
- MoU on Cooperation in the field of Skill Development, Vocational Education and Entrepreneurship
- Joint Declaration of Intent (JDI) on Cooperation in the fields of Animal Husbandry and Dairying
- Launch of Energy Policy Dialogue at Ministerial level
- India to join as mission partner to ICARS (International Centre for Anti-Microbial Resistance Solution)
- Letter of Intent between Invest India and Technical University of Denmark to facilitate start-up collaboration
PM Modi will take part in the second India-Nordic Summit along with his counterparts of Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland and Denmark.
The India Nordic summit is scheduled take place in the backdrop of War in Ukraine. It was reported that Russia had warned further expansion of NATO in the region.