Denmark PM Fredriksen greets Modi with a special gesture; Discussion on EU trade agreement and Ukraine

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday thanked his Danish counterpart Mte Fredriksen for the warm welcome he received on his arrival in Copenhagen. Addressing a press briefing with Fredriksen, Modi – who is on a three-day visit to Germany, Denmark and France – said that India and Denmark shared “the values ​​of democracy, freedom of expression and the rule of law” and Said, “Together we both have many complementary powers.”

Modi’s visit began with a ‘special gesture’ from Fredriksen, who received the prime minister at the airport. Modi’s office described the moment as a “special start of a special journey”.

The two leaders discussed a range of issues of mutual interest to boost bilateral relations, including the war in Ukraine, the India-European Union (EU) free trade agreement and the situation in the Indo-Pacific.

Modi said in the press briefing, “Today, we also discussed many regional and global issues including India-EU relations, Indo-Pacific and Ukraine. We hope that the talks on the India-EU Free Trade Agreement will be completed at the earliest.” It will happen.” ,

The Prime Minister took the opportunity to reiterate India’s call for an ‘immediate ceasefire in Ukraine’ and urged both sides to return to dialogue and diplomacy to resolve the crisis.

After a packed day in Germany on Monday, Modi arrived in Denmark earlier in the day, where he met Chancellor Olaf Scholz and interacted with Indians living in the country.

The two leaders chaired the India-Germany Inter-Governmental Consultations (IGC), and signed a number of agreements to enhance bilateral ties.

The Denmark itinerary of the Indian Prime Minister also includes a meeting with Queen Margaret II, participation in the India-Denmark Business Roundtable and interactions with the Indian community in Denmark. He will also participate in the second India-Nordic summit along with his counterparts from Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland and Denmark.

After completing his Denmark visit, Modi will stop in Paris to meet re-elected President Emmanuel Macron.