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Successful visit of the Foreign Minister to India

18.12.2018  12:28
The Danish Foreign Minister, Anders Samuelsen, is returning from a successful visit to India, where he re-launched the Indo-Danish Joint Commission with Indian Minister of External Affairs, Smt. Sushma Swaraj.


The Danish Foreign Minister reviewed trade relations with the Indian Minister of Commerce and Industries, marked the opening of the new Danish Chancellery in New Delhi and discussed business opportunities with Danish companies.

On Monday 17 December, the two Foreign Ministers met to re-launch the Indo-Danish Joint Commission and co-chair its second meeting. Yesterday’s event marked a significant development in the bilateral relationship between India and Denmark as the Commission has been suspended for 8 years. The two Ministers reviewed the state of bilateral relations and welcomed the progress in strategic sectoral cooperation; particularly in the areas of renewable energy, environment, agriculture and food, urban development and patents and trademarks, as well as science and education, shipping and digitalization.

Prior to the re-launch of the Indo-Danish Joint Commission, the Foreign Minister marked the opening of the new Danish Chancellery in New Delhi, where he also took part in a meeting with Danish companies to discuss business opportunities in India. The Foreign Minister also had a productive bilateral meeting with the Indian Minister of Commerce and Industries, Mr. Suresh Prabhu to discuss future bilateral trade relations between the two countries. Today, Tuesday 18 December, the Foreign Minister visited the production site of the Danish company, FL Smidth in Bawal, where he had a chance to discuss the opportunities and challenges of producing and investing in the Indian market.