Danish-Indian relations further bolstered by visit of PM Narendra Modi

The two countries consolidated co-operation within a number of sectors, including climate, trade, health and culture 

With PM Narendra Modi’s historic visit to Copenhagen this week, Denmark and India have once again underlined that their co-operation is in the ascendency.

Aside from further boosting bilateral relations on a governmental level, the visit of the Indian delegation has strengthened co-operation within climate, trade, health and culture.

The Green Strategic Partnership – a critical catalyst of the blossoming relationship the two countries have enjoyed as of late – was among the key topics of discussion.

Naturally, the War in Ukraine also weighed heavily in talks in which PM Mette Frederiksen urged Modi and India to try to influence Russia to end the war.

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India accepts ICARS invite
The big health news was India accepting Denmark’s invitation to join the Danish-established International Centre for Antimicrobial Resistance Solutions (ICARS) initiative.

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a global problem that leads to the death of millions every year. 

A number of agreements were inked during Modi’s visits, including:

– Declaration of Intent (DoI) on Migration and Mobility

– Letter of Intent (LoI) between Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways, GOI and Ministry of Business, Industry and Financial Affairs of Denmark on Centre of Excellence in Green Shipping

– Cultural Exchange Programme (CEP) between the Ministry of Culture, GoI and Ministry of Culture of Denmark for the years 2022-2026

– Letter of Intent (LoI) between Ministry of Jal Shakti and Ministry of Environment of Denmark

– MoU on Cooperation in the field of Skill Development, Vocational Education and Entrepreneurship

– Joint Declaration of Intent (JDI) on Cooperation in the fields of Animal Husbandry and Dairying

– Letter of Intent between Invest India and Technical University of Denmark to facilitate start-up collaboration

A comprehensive joint statement (here in English) was released providing an overview on the visit and the talks and agreements that it yielded. 

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Foreign ministers Jeppe Kofod and Subrahmanyam Jaishankar 
India’s ambassador to Denmark, Pooja Kapur
Denmark’s ambassador to India, Freddy Svane