She was the first head of government that President Kovind received since the Covid-19 pandemic started

Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen on Saturday called on Indian President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

“Our warm and friendly ties were rooted in history as well as shared values and aspiration. The recently launched Green Strategic Partnership between India and Denmark will make our relationship even stronger,” President Kovind said while welcoming the Danish Prime Minister and her spouse to India.

The President also said India and Denmark have strong investment ties and “Danish public and private sectors were already actively involved in several states in India taking forward key national missions such as Make in India, Jal Jeevan Mission, Smart Cities, Digital India, Start-up India, Clean India, Clean Ganga, and others.”

President Kovind extended an invitation to Denmark Queen Margrethe II to visit India next year, which would coincide with the “momentous” occasion of the golden jubilee of her reign and 75 years of India’s independence.

The President further added that the visit of Denmark Queen Margrethe II to India in 1963 as Crown Princess is still warmly recalled in India.

According to the MEA, President Kovind thanked the Danish Prime Minister and her government and people of her country for their solidarity during the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in India.