India, Denmark to cooperate on health, clean water, green fuel; ink four MoUs

India, Denmark to cooperate on health, clean water, green fuel; ink four MoUs

New Delhi, Oct 9 (UNI) Taking forward their unique Green Strategic Partnership, India and Denmark on Saturday signed four agreements including in skill development and added health, clean water and green fuel to their list of cooperation, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks with his visiting Danish counterpart Mette Frederiksen here.

The visit by Frederiksen is her first to India and it is also the first state visit by a head of state or government to India in the past 20 months since such bilateral visits were stopped in the wake of the Covid pandemic.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighted this factor in his speech as he said that Hyderabad House, the venue of their meeting, had been witness to numerous such diplomatic talks with visiting heads of state or government, which came to a standstill due to Covid.

“I am happy that we are making a new beginning (of holding meetings in Hyderabad House) with the visit of the Danish PM,” he said, welcoming the delegation.

He said the two sides had met earlier in virtual mode last year, when they took the “historic step” to establish the Green Strategic Partnership. “Our partnership is an example of how through cooperation both sides can work towards promoting green growth using technology.”

He said both sides reviewed the Green Strategic Partnership, and reiterated their commitment to enhance cooperation towards mitigating climate change.

He also announced that Denmark has decided to join the International Solar Alliance, which he said would add a new dimension to their partnership.

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