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Joint press release: Meeting between EAM Dr. S. Jaishankar and Foreign Minister of Denmark Mr. Lars Løkke Rasmussen (February 22, 2024)

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External Affairs Minister Dr S. Jaishankar met the visiting Danish Foreign Minister H.E Mr. Lars Løkke Rasmussen at the sidelines of the Raisina Dialogue. The two Ministers exchanged views on bilateral, regional and international issues of mutual interest.

2024 marks 75 years of diplomatic ties between India and the Kingdom of Denmark. To mark the occasion, both ministers unveiled a joint logo.

The Ministers noted the significant outcomes under the umbrella of the Indo-Danish Green Strategic Partnership. They further agreed to finalise a mid-term review of the Green Strategic Partnership at the earliest in 2024, to conclude in an updated India-Denmark Joint Action Plan (2021-26), and to hold the next round of the India-Denmark Joint Commission at the earliest possible convenience.

They welcomed the establishment of a new Centre of Excellence on Smart Water Resource Modelling and the signing of a joint declaration of intent between CDSCO and DKMA on cooperation in the field of medical products regulation

Both Ministers further agreed to work towards expanding the Indo-Danish partnership into new areas, including defence, security and new technology. Both also decided to explore the possibilities of a Danish contribution to the Indo-Pacific Oceans Initiative. They agreed to work towards an enhanced strategic perspective for a Comprehensive Green Strategic Partnership once the existing Joint Action Plan ends in 2026.

The Ministers signed a mobility and migration partnership agreement between India and Denmark. The Ministers decided to explore the possibilities of establishing a partnership on recruitment of Indian health care professionals for employment in Denmark.

Foreign Minister Rasmussen, along with an official delegation, is visiting India from 21-22 February 2024. He is participating in the 9th edition of Raisina Dialogue.

India-Denmark relations have grown in depth and breadth in the last few years. Prime Minister Modi paid an official visit to Denmark in May 2022. Danish Prime Minister Frederiksen visited India in 2021. The Indo-Danish Green Strategic Partnership has catalysed enhanced cooperation between the two countries.

New Delhi
February 22, 2024