India and Denmark agree to expand scope of cooperation, add new dimensions
India and Denmark had established a Green Strategic Partnership in 2020
India and Demark have decided to continue expanding the scope of their cooperation and add new dimensions to it, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said.
In his address at the Joint Press Meet with visiting Prime Minister of Denmark Mette Frederiksen on Saturday, Prime Minister Modi referred to a new partnership in the field of health.
The two countries would also cooperate in agriculture-related technology, he said.
“We have initiated a new partnership in the field of health. In order to increase the agricultural productivity and income of farmers in India, we have also decided to cooperate in agriculture related technology,” PM Modi said.
Pointing out that under this field, work will be done on the technologies of many areas like food safety, cold chain, food processing, fertilizers, fisheries, aquaculture, etc, PM Modi said the two countries will also cooperate in areas such as Smart Water Resource Management, 'Waste to Best', and efficient supply chains.
Extending a warm welcome to the Danish Prime Minister, who is on a two-day State Visit to India, PM Modi said, “Today's meeting may have been our first face-to-face meeting, but even during the Corona period, the pace of contact and cooperation between India and Denmark remained steady.”
Recalling that a year ago, in the Virtual Summit between the two leaders, they took the historic decision to establish a Green Strategic Partnership between India and Denmark, he said, this was a reflection of the foresight of both of our countries and respect for the environment.
“This partnership is an example of how by collective effort, through technology, one can work for green growth while preserving the environment,” Prime Minister Modi stated.
“Today we not only reviewed the progress made under this Partnership, but also reiterated our commitment to increasing cooperation on climate change in the near future,” he noted.
“In this context, it is a great pleasure that Denmark has become a member of the International Solar Alliance. This has added a new dimension to our cooperation,” PM Modi added.
Highlighting the importance of economic cooperation between the two countries, he said India was not new for Danish companies.
Danish companies have been working in India for a long time in many areas like energy, food processing, logistics, infrastructure, machinery, software etc, he informed.
“They have made a significant contribution toward the success of not only 'Make in India' but also to 'Make in India for the World'. Danish expertise and Danish technology can play a very important role in the scale and speed with which we want to move forward, and in our vision for India’s progress,” he said.
“The reforms in the Indian economy, especially the steps taken in the manufacturing sector, are facilitating immense opportunities for such companies. In today's meeting, we also discussed about some such opportunities,” the Prime Minister noted.
Mentioning that they had in-depth and useful discussions on many regional and global issues, he expressed gratitude to Denmark for the strong support India had been receiving from Denmark at various international fora.
“In future also, our two countries with democratic values, belief in rules based order, will continue to work with each other with similar strong cooperation and coordination,” Prime Minister Modi said.
He expressed gratitude to the Danish Prime Minister for giving India, the opportunity to host the next India-Nordic Summit, and for inviting him to visit Denmark.
PM Modi conveyed his heartfelt thanks for Saturday's very useful conversation and for his Danish counterpart’s positive thoughts on all the decisions that add a new chapter in their bilateral cooperation.