India and Denmark have inked four agreements and decided to expand cooperation following bilateral talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Danish counterpart Mette Frederiksen in New Delhi yesterday. The agreements were signed in the field of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Traditional Knowledge Digital Library, on establishing a Centre of Excellence towards natural refrigerants for tropical climates with potential applications and on mapping of ground water resources and aquifers.
The two countries also decided to expand ties in the fields of health and agriculture. Addressing the media after the talks, Prime Minister Modi said, India and Denmark have continued their cooperation even during the pandemic. He said, in their virtual summit a year ago, both the countries had taken the historic decision of green strategic partnership.
The Prime Minister said, both the countries have started a new partnership in the health sector. He said, they have also decided to cooperate on agro-tech to increase agricultural productivity and improve farmers’ income. The visiting Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said, India and Denmark are two democratic nations and both believe in an international system based on rules. Ms Frederiksen said, both the countries have agreed to work together in the field of Health and Agriculture.
The two countries underlined the warm and friendly relations based on shared principles and values of democracy, rule of law and respect for human rights. In a joint statement issued after the talks, they agreed to enhance efforts for reforming and strengthening multilateralism and a rules-based international order, including freedom of navigation.