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Prime Minister Modi to hold talks with his Denmark counterpart today

Updated: October 9, 2021 3:06 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Danish counterpart Mette Frederiksen will hold bilateral talks in New Delhi on Saturday. Ms. Frederiksen arrived in New Delhi late last night on a three-day visit to India. Minister of State for External Affairs Meenakshi Lekhi received her at the airport. Prime Minister of Denmark is scheduled to call on President Ram Nath Kovind in the evening at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Ms Frederiksen was accorded ceremonial reception this morning at the forecourts of Rashtrapati Bhavan. Prime Minister Narendra Modi received and welcomed his counterpart there. She was given a Guard of Honour On this occasion.

Speaking to media, Ms Frederiksen said, Denmark considers India as a close partner and she sees the visit as a milestone for Denmark-India bilateral relations.

Later, she went to Rajghat and paid floral tributes to Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi.

During the talks, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Ms Frederiksen will discuss the entire gamut of bilateral relations and review the progress in implementation of the Green Strategic Partnership. Both sides will also discuss regional and multilateral issues of mutual interest. Several agreements will be signed after the talks. During the Virtual Summit held in September last year, India and Denmark had established a Green Strategic Partnership.

During her visit, Ms Frederiksen will also interact with think tanks, students and members of civil society. 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. The visit will further strengthen and enhance the close and friendly ties between India and Denmark.

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