PM Modi Reviews Green Partnership With Denmark’s Mette Frederiksen, Invites Investment

The Danish Prime Minister drew parallels between the democratic values of India and Denmark, and hailed the ties between the two nations.

Prime Minister Modi also took a private tour of the residence of the Frederiksen in Copenhagen. (Image: Twitter/ANI)

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Denmark’s Mette Frederiksen on Tuesday reviewed the progress in the Green Strategic Partnership between the two nations at a delegation-level talks in Copenhagen. The two sides also discussed wide-ranging cooperation in areas of skill development, climate, renewable energy, Arctic, P2P ties.

Prime Minister Modi also invited Danish companies and pension funds to invest in India’s infrastructure sector and green industries. PM Modi said that over 200 Danish companies are already present in India and benefiting from the ‘ease of doing business’ initiative of the government.

“There are huge investment opportunities for Danish Companies and Danish Pension Funds in India’s Infrastructure Sector and Green Industries,” the Prime Minister said in a tweet.

Danish companies are operating in various sectors like wind power, shipping, consultancy, food processing and engineering.

Delegation level talks held between PM Modi and Danish PM Mette Frederiksen in Copenhagen on May 3, 2022. (Image: Twitter/ANI)

Hailing ties with India, Frederiksen said, “Denmark and India are moving fast in transforming our Green Strategic Partnership into some concrete results. Indian govt has high ambitions for the green transition. I am proud that Danish solutions play a key role in realising these important ambitions.”

On today’s talks, Prime Minister Modi said, “During the India-Denmark virtual summit in October 2020, we had termed our relations a Green Strategic Partnership. During our discussions today, we also reviewed the joint work plan of our Green Strategic Partnership.”

“I am delighted that in various areas, especially in renewable energy, health, ports, shipping, circular economy and water management, there have been important development,” he said.

The Danish Prime Minister drew parallels between the democratic values of India and Denmark and said, “We share many values. We are two democratic nations, we both believe in a rule-based international system. In times such as these, we need to build an even stronger bridge between us.”

“As close partners, we also discussed war in Ukraine. We discussed consequences of horrible crimes committed against civilians and serious humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. The reports on killings of civilians in Bucha are deeply shocking. We have condemned these killings and we stress the need for an independent investigation,” she said addressing a joint press briefing.

Condemning Russian aggression in Ukraine, Frederiksen said, “Denmark and the entire European Union strongly condemn Russia’s unlawful and unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. My message is very clear – Putin has to stop this war and end the killings. I hope that India will influence Russia also in this discussion.”

Reiterating India’s stand on Ukraine crisis, PM Modi said, “We made an appeal to take the path of dialogues and strategy for an immediate ceasefire and solution to the problem in Ukraine.”

The Prime Minister on Tuesday reached the Danish capital for a one-day visit that will include several engagements including talks with leaders from Nordic countries.

“Walking the talk PM @narendramodi and @Statsmin PM Mette Frederiksen at Marienborg. The bonhomie between the two leaders mirrors the close ties between India and Denmark,” the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said in a tweet.

Prime Minister Modi also took a private tour of the residence of the Frederiksen in Copenhagen.

WATCH: PM Modi Holds Talks At Denmark PM Frederiksen’s Residence

This visit started to Denmark shortly after his Berlin visit on Tuesday.

During his one-day Germany visit, PM Modi met with German chancellor Olaf Scholz. This was their first engagement since Chancellor Scholz assumed office in December 2021.

(With ANI inputs)