Denmark’s Foreign Minister, Anders Samuelsen concluded his two-day visit to India on Tuesday. The Foreign Minister co-chaired India and Denmark’s second Joint Commission Meeting with India’s Minister of External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj
During his two-day visit to India, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Denmark, Anders Samuelsen co-chaired the second Joint Commission Meeting (JCM) between India and Denmark with India’s Minister of External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj.
The two leaders evaluated the present state of bilateral relations between India and Denmark, encouraging high level visits by both ministers and senior officials form the two countries. Currently, India and Denmark share cooperative relations in multiple areas such as renewable energy, science and technology, urban development, and food processing. Post the first JCM, the two countries have set up Joint Working Groups in these areas, this year’s meet marked the possibility of establishing Joint Working Groups on digitisation.
Further expansion of trade and investment, trade promotions, business-to-business contact, and less restrained business activities were some of the areas of deliberation between the two foreign ministers. Apart from bilateral relations, the ministers also discussed regional and multilateral concerns, focusing on the need for reforms within the United Nations to effectively combat the problems of a changing world. Concerns related to climate change were also discussed during the meet.
The session ended with agreement on the need for increased intensive bilateral cooperation and biennial meetings of the Joint Commission at the level of Foreign Ministers. While, both Foreign Ministers signed a Protocol on Consultations, India’s National Institute of Wind Energy and Denmark Technical University exchanged a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
In the coming years, senior officials from India and Denmark will participate in bilateral political consultations.