Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with Danish Prime Minister Matteo Frederickson in New Delhi on Saturday on his first state visit to India.
Prime Minister Modi welcomed Mete Frederickson at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi, where he was accorded a formal welcome. He paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi in Rajkot.
The Danish Prime Minister said he considered his visit to New Delhi as a milestone in relations between the two countries. “We consider India as a close partner. I see this visit as a milestone for Denmark-India bilateral relations,” he said.
Speaking after the formal reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan, Frederickson said, “I see an ambitious Indian government taking responsibility for the issue of green change in India and the rest of the world.
Ms. Frederickson also met with Foreign Minister (EAM) S. Jaisankar today.
The Danish Prime Minister arrived in New Delhi early on Saturday. He was received at the Delhi airport by Foreign Minister Meenakshi Legi.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Arindam Baki said the Danish Prime Minister’s visit was an opportunity to reconsider the India-Denmark Green Strategic Partnership.
Frederickson will meet President Ramnath Govinda and hold bilateral talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He interacts with think tanks, students and members of civil society.
India said the visit of Mete Frederickson was very important as he was the first head of state to visit India since the implementation of the Govt-19 restrictions last March. External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaisankar also visited Denmark earlier this year.
India and Denmark have strong trade and investment ties. There are more than 200 Danish companies in India and more than 60 Indian companies in Denmark.