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India, Denmark sign 4 agreements following talks between PM Narendra Modi, his Danish counterpart

India and Denmark 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.

India, Denmark sign 4 agreements following talks between PM Narendra Modi, his Danish counterpart
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India and Denmark 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. The agreement was signed in the field of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Traditional Knowledge Digital Library, establishing a Centre of Excellence towards natural refrigerants for tropical climates with potential applications and on mapping of ground water resources and aquifers. In a joint statement issued after the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Danish counterpart Mette Frederiksen in New Delhi, they agreed to enhance efforts for reforming and strengthening multilateralism and a rules-based international order, including freedom of navigation.

Both the Prime Ministers noted with satisfaction the positive and encouraging progress in the bilateral relations since they launched the Green Strategic Partnership during their Virtual Summit on 28 September 2020. Both sides also confirmed their expectation that the bilateral relationship will grow even stronger in the coming years in areas of mutual importance, most significantly within the green sector, but also other priority areas of cooperation including health.

The two Prime Ministers reiterated the importance of cultural co-operation and agreed to further strengthen cultural exchanges between India and Denmark. The two Prime Ministers also reconfirmed their commitment to an aspiring and results-oriented Green Strategic Partnership. They welcomed the detailed 5-year Action Plan for the period 2021 to 2026 and noted the progress in its implementation.

The two Prime Ministers shared perspectives on developments in their respective regions, including the worrisome situation in Afghanistan. They agreed on the importance of Avoiding further regional destabilization, strengthening regional engagement including regional trade and connectivity, and taking firm steps to counter radicalisation; and maintaining progress on fundamental rights. They also committed to continuing support to the Afghan people, while underlining the need for inclusivity in Afghanistan, counter-terrorism guarantees and respect for human rights, in particular women's rights, in accordance with UNSC Resolution.

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