PM Narendra Modi asked them to participate in telecom infrastructure and digital transformations

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has invited Finnish companies to partner with Indian companies and take advantage of the enormous opportunities that the Indian market presents, particularly in telecom infrastructure and digital transformations, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Wednesday.

During a meeting in Copenhagen on the sidelines of the 2nd India-Nordic Summit, PM Modi and Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin expressed satisfaction at the progress made in the implementation of the outcomes of the bilateral Virtual Summit held on March 16, 2021, the MEA said.

This was the first in-person meeting between the two leaders.

According to the MEA, both leaders noted that areas like sustainability, digitalization and cooperation in science and education were important pillars of the bilateral partnership.

"They discussed opportunities to expand cooperation in the fields of new and emerging technologies like AI, quantum computing, future mobile technologies, clean technologies and smart grids," the MEA added.

Discussions also took place on regional and global developments, and on greater cooperation in international organizations.