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Watch video: PM Modi meets Queen of Denmark Margrethe II, attends dinner at Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen

The official dinner was the last item on the agenda of PM Modi on the second day of his visit to Europe.

Agencies | Updated on: Wednesday, May 04, 2022, 07:39 AM IST

Photo Credit: Twitter/@narendramodi
Photo Credit: Twitter/@narendramodi
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At the conclusion of the second day of his visit to Europe, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was accorded a warm welcome by the Queen of the Kingdom of Denmark, Margrethe II at the historic Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen.

PM Modi also attended a dinner hosted by the Queen of the Kingdom of Denmark, Margrethe II at the Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen.

The official dinner was the last item on the agenda of PM Modi on the second day of his visit to Europe.

The Royal House Kongehuset, in a statement issued on April 27, said that after the Queen receives Prime Minister Modi in audience, "Her Majesty will host an official dinner afterwards in Christian VII's Palace at Amalienborg. The Crown Prince Couple will be present at both the reception and the dinner".

"Prime Minister Modi's visit takes place in connection with the Prime Minister Frederiksen's official visit to India in October 2021. It will be the first time in 20 years that an Indian prime minister has made an official visit to Denmark," the Royal House added.

Earlier in the day, the Prime Minister arrived in Copenhagen and held a bilateral meeting with his Danish counterpart Mette Frederiksen, where the two leaders discussed bilateral issues including trade between the two countries and cooperation on environmental action.

The two leaders also held delegation-level talks in Copenhagen to review progress in the Green Strategic Partnership between the two countries.

PM Modi and his counterpart also discussed Ukraine, with PM Modi reiterating India's stand of early cessation of hostilities and a diplomatic resolution of the ongoing conflict.

The two leaders went on to address a joint press conference, where a number of agreements were formally signed between the two countries including a Declaration of Intent (DoI) on Migration and Mobility, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation in the field of skill development, Vocational Education and Entrepreneurship and the launch of energy policy dialogue at ministerial level between the two countries.

A total of nine agreements were exchanged between the two countries.

In the evening, PM Modi also addressed the members of the Indian diaspora in Copenhagen with the Danish PM also accompanying him.

More than 1000 members of the Indian community in Denmark consisting of students, researchers, professionals and business persons, participated in the event according to an MEA statement.

Prime Minister appreciated PM Frederiksen's warmth and respect for Indians and emphasized that both countries can work together in finding innovative solutions for green growth. He lauded the positive role played by the Indian community in Denmark, MEA said.

PM Modi is scheduled to take part in the second India-Nordic summit on Wednesday, before departing to Paris where he will meet the newly re-elected French President Emmanuel Macron.

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Published on: Wednesday, May 04, 2022, 07:39 AM IST