India & Denmark: India and Denmark have recently inked four agreements.
- Both the nations have decided to expand cooperation following bilateral talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Danish counterpart Mette Frederiksen in New Delhi.
- PM of Denmark is on a visit to India from 9 to 11 October.
- The agreements were signed in the following fields
- On Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
- On Traditional Knowledge Digital Library.
- On establishing a Centre of Excellence towards natural refrigerants for tropical climates with potential applications.
- On mapping of ground water resources and aquifers.
- The two countries also decided to expand ties in the fields of health and agriculture.
- They underlined the warm and friendly relations based on shared principles and values of democracy, rule of law and respect for human rights.
- They also agreed to enhance efforts for reforming and strengthening multilateralism and a rules-based international order, including freedom of navigation.
India-Denmark bilateral relations:
- India and Denmark both support historical links, common democratic traditions and a shared desire for regional and international peace and stability.
- In a Virtual Summit held on 28 September 2020, both the countries had taken the historic decision of a ‘Green Strategic Partnership’.
- Over 200 Danish companies are present in India, and over 60 Indian companies have a presence in Denmark.
- India and Denmark have solid trade and investment ties.
- Denmark officially the Kingdom of Denmark, is a Nordic country in Northern Europe.
- It is a Scandinavian country comprising the Jutland Peninsula and around 406 islands.
- It is bordered to the west by the North Sea, and its islands are located on the sea lane from the Baltic to the main oceans of the world, as well as the trade route from the Nordic countries to Central Europe.
- It is an independent country since the late 10th century and is also one of the oldest states of Europe.
- The capital of Denmark is Copenhagen.
- The currency used here is Danish Krone.
- The current prime minister of Denmark is Mette Frederiksen.
Note: It is a founding member of NATO, Nordic Council, OECD, OSCE, and United Nations.