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Danish Prime Minister Mette Fredriksson describes her visit to India as a “milestone for bilateral relations”

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Denmark’s Prime Minister Mette Fredriksson was accorded a ceremonial welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

New Delhi:

Noting that Denmark considers India as a “close partner”, Danish Prime Minister Mette Fredriksson on Saturday said that she considers her visit to New Delhi as a milestone in the ties between the two countries.

Fredrickson, who is on a three-day visit, was received by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Rashtrapati Bhavan. He was given a formal welcome.

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

During his visit, Frederickson will call on President Ram Nath Kovind and hold bilateral talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi later today. She will also interact with think tanks, students and members of civil society.

India has termed Mette Fredriksen’s visit as very important as she is the first head of state to visit India as COVID-19 restrictions are in place since last March.

External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar had visited Denmark earlier this year.

India and Denmark have strong trade and investment ties. More than 200 Danish companies are present in India and more than 60 Indian companies have their presence in Denmark.

Strong cooperation exists in the areas of renewable energy, clean technologies, water and waste management, agriculture and animal husbandry, science and technology, digitization including ICT, smart cities, shipping, etc.

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