NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi received visiting Denmark Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen on Saturday at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi, where she was accorded a ceremonial welcome.
Frederiksen arrived in New Delhi earlier today for her 3-day visit to India.
She also paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat.
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During her visit, Frederiksen will call on President Ram Nath Kovind and hold bilateral talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. She will also interact with think tanks, students and members of civil society.
Speaking at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, Frederiksen said, “We consider India as a close partner. I see this visit as a milestone for Denmark-India bilateral relations.”
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“Last year I and PM Modi signed and agree on a green strategic partnership. We see an ambitious Indian govt to take great responsibility when it comes to green transition in India and rest of the world,” she added.
“In a few weeks now COP26 Glasgow coming up aand I am hopeful that we can use this meeting to agree on how we can support the rest of the world,” the Denmark PM said.
India termed Mette Frederiksen’s visit very important as she is the first head of state visiting India since Covid-19 restrictions are in place since last March. External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar had visited Denmark earlier this year.
India and Denmark have strong trade and investment ties. More than 200 Danish companies are present in India and over 60 Indian companies have a presence in Denmark.
There exists strong collaboration in the fields of renewable energy, clean technologies, water and waste management, agriculture and animal husbandry, science and technology, digitisation including ICT, smart cities, shipping, etc.
(With inputs from agencies)