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Press Release - Issued by Ministry of External Affairs : Visit of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kingdom of Denmark to India (November 26-30, 2017)

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Minister of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, H.E. Mr. Anders Samuelsen is visiting India from 26-30 November 2017. He is accompanied by senior officials of his Ministry. During the visit, FM Samuelsen had a meeting with External Affairs Minister, Smt Sushma Swaraj, in New Delhi on 27 November.

India’s economic ties with Denmark have strengthened with growing trade and investments from both sides. The annual bilateral trade has increased to around USD 2.8 billion. Indian companies have established their presence in IT, renewable energy and biotechnology sectors of Denmark. Over 125 Danish companies have invested significantly in the sectors of renewable energy, shipping, IT, food processing etc. in India. Danish companies have shown considerable interest in India’s flagship programmes and premier events. Denmark participated in Vibrant Gujarat Summits in 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017, participating in 2017 as a Partner Country. Denmark was also a Partner Country at the World Food India 2017 held in New Delhi. Air India has started direct flights between Delhi and Copenhagen since September this year. 

The two Ministers held discussions on various aspects of bilateral ties as well as important regional and multilateral issues of mutual interest. The discussions between the two Ministers focused on building of cooperation in the areas of trade & investment, science and technology, environment and renewable energy, shipping, food processing, healthcare, culture, tourism etc.

FM Samuelsen will visit Hyderabad to participate at the 8th Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) 2017 (28-30 November). FM Samuelsen will speak at Master Class Session of GES 2017 on the theme ‘Easy Entrepreneurship – Public Sector Perspective’ on November 29.

FM Samuelsen is also likely to call on Prime Minister in Hyderabad on November 28. 

New Delhi
November 27, 2017