Norway's skills, India's scope provide natural complementarities, says PM Modi
India and Norway have discussed future areas of cooperation
Norway's skills and India's scope provide natural complementarities, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday as he met Norwegian PM Jonas Gahr Store.
The meeting, which was held in Copenhagen on the sidelines of the 2nd India-Nordic Summit, was the first between the two leaders since the assumption of office by Prime Minister Store in October 2021.
According to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), the Prime Ministers reviewed the ongoing activities in bilateral relations and discussed future areas of cooperation. Prime Minister Modi highlighted that Norway's skills and India's scope provided natural complementarities.
Both leaders discussed the potential for deepening engagement in areas like Blue Economy, renewable energy, green hydrogen, solar and wind projects, green shipping, fisheries, water management, rainwater harvesting, space cooperation, long term Infrastructure investment, health and culture, the MEA said.
Discussions also took place on regional and global developments. As members of UNSC, India and Norway have been engaging with each other in the UN on global issues of mutual interest, the MEA added.
The Prime Ministers of India, Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Sweden, and Norway will attend the second India-Nordic Summit in Copenhagen, which will follow up on the first summit held in Stockholm, Sweden in 2018.
PM Modi will then head to Paris for a meeting with Emmanuel Macron, France's newly re-elected President.
Prime Minister Modi has attended bilateral meetings with the leaders of Germany and Denmark, as well as addressed Indian diaspora gatherings in both Berlin and Copenhagen, during his current visit.