NEW DELHI: On his maiden visit to Denmark, Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Copenhagen on Tuesday where he is scheduled to hold talks with Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen.
PM Modi is also going to attend the 2nd India-Nordic Summit in the Danish capital.
“I will travel to Copenhagen where I will have a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Frederiksen which will provide an opportunity to review the progress in our unique ‘Green Strategic Partnership’ with Denmark, as well as other aspects of our bilateral relations,” the Prime Minister had said before his departure from Germany.
PM Modi is also scheduled to meet Denmark’s Queen Margrethe II. He will also attend the India-Denmark Business Roundtable and interact with the Indian community in Denmark.
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Apart from the bilateral engagements with Denmark, he will also take part in the 2nd India-Nordic Summit along with Prime Ministers of Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Sweden, and Norway which aims to increase cooperation between India and the Nordic nations.
The meeting also has economic significance with India’s trade with Nordic countries standing at over USD 5 billion (2020-21) and a cumulative foreign direct investment (FDI) of over USD 3 billion (April 2000- March 2021).
“The Summit will focus on subjects like post-pandemic economic recovery, climate change, innovation and technology, renewable energy, the evolving global security scenario, and India-Nordic cooperation in the Arctic region,” PM Modi had said.
“On the sidelines of the Summit, I will also meet the leaders of the other four Nordic countries and review the progress in India’s bilateral relations with them,” PM Modi added.
“Nordic countries are important partners for India in sustainability, renewable energy, digitization, and innovation. The visit will help in expanding our multifaceted cooperation with the Nordic region,” he added.