On Her First State Visit To India, Prime Minister Modi Meets With Her Danish Counterpart

The Danish Prime Minister described her visit to New Delhi as a watershed moment in the two countries relations.

On Her First State Visit To India, Prime Minister Modi Meets With Her Danish Counterpart
On Her First State Visit To India, Prime Minister Modi Meets With Her Danish Counterpart

On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, who is on her first state visit to India. 
Mette Frederiksen was given a ceremonial welcome by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi. At Rajghat, she also paid her respects to Mahatma Gandhi. Danish Prime Minister said she sees her New Delhi's 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.

Frederiksen stated that she sees an ambitious Indian administration taking responsibility for the issue of green transition in India and the rest of the world following the ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan. 
Ms Frederiksen also met with S Jaishankar, the Minister of External Affairs. The Danish Prime Minister arrived in New Delhi early Saturday morning. Meenakshi Lekhi, Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs, greeted her at the Delhi airport. 

Arindam Bagchi, a spokesperson for the External Affairs Ministry, said the Danish Prime Minister's visit provides a chance to evaluate and advance the India-Denmark Green Strategic Partnership.
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 also visited Denmark earlier this year.

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.