Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Denmark’s Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen held a virtual bilateral summit this evening. In his opening remarks during the Summit, Narendra Modi said this virtual summit will not only prove to be useful for India-Denmark relations but will also help in creating a common approach towards global challenges. He said, a few months ago, both sides had discussed in detail about increasing Indo-Denmark cooperation on several fronts and today via this virtual summit, these ideas are being given a new direction and speed. Narendra Modi said COVID -19 pandemic has shown that it is risky for Global Supply Chains to be highly dependent on any single source and India is working together with Japan and Australia for supply-chain diversification and resilience. He said other like-minded countries can also join this effort.
He said, during the pandemic, India’s pharma production capability has been useful to the entire world and the main focus of Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan is to strengthen core economic areas so that it can become useful to the world. He said the companies that are working in India will benefit from the regulatory and taxation reforms. Mr. Modi said, recently, the government has brought important reforms in the agriculture and labour sector. The Prime Minister also mentioned that Denmark has been continuously participating in the Vibrant Gujarat Summit since 2009.
In her opening remarks, the Prime Minister of Denmark Mette Frederiksen said that the Summit is a milestone on our bilateral relations and our forward-looking agreement on green strategic partnership. She said COVID-19 has posed a challenge to all which we have to deal with unitedly.