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Nordic ambassadors head south

The ambassadors of the five Nordic countries spent a week in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, exploring potential for further cooperation.

On February 20th, Ambassador Peter Taksøe-Jensen joined his colleagues from Iceland, Finland, Norway and Sweden on a trip to Tamil Nadu and Puducherry in South India.
 
The Nordic ambassadors met with government representatives to explore the prospect for strengthening Indo-Nordic relations. During the weeklong trip, Mr. Taksøe-Jensen got to meet Chief Minister of Puducherry, Mr. V. Narayanasamy, and opposition leader in Tamil Nadu, Mr. M. K. Stalin, to discuss the political situation in the region.
 
On Wednesday, Mr. Taksøe-Jensen inaugurated the new production facilities of DESMI, a Danish company producing industrial pumps. DESMI is one among several Danish companies working in Tamil Nadu who see a potential to expand operations in India. Together, the Nordic countries have invested over $20 billion in India through more than 500 companies, generating about 270.000 jobs.
 
The ambassador also got a chance to visit the former Danish trading post in Tharangambadi. In 1620 a Danish expedition arrived to India, and For more than 200 years, the trading post in what was then known as Tranquebar was the main hub for Danish trade with India.

Read more in The Hindu's coverage of the trip here.



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