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Denmark PM Frederiksen meets PM Modi; terms her India visit 'milestone for bilateral ties'

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.

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New Delhi Updated on: October 09, 2021 12:16 IST
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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi poses for a photograph with Denmark’s Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen and her husband during a ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan

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. Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs Meenakshi Lekhi received Frederiksen, who is on her first state visit to India, at the Delhi airport.

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.

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.

Danish PM terms her India's visit 'milestone for bilateral ties'

Meanwhile, noting that Denmark considers India as a 'close partner', Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen on Saturday said she sees her New Delhi visit as a milestone for the relations between the two nations.

"We consider India as a close partner. I see this visit as a milestone for Denmark-India bilateral relations," she said.

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 ANI)

Also Read | Denmark lifts almost all COVID pandemic restrictions

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