14th PM Narendra Damodardas Modi and Prime Minister of Denmark Mette Frederiksen held a virtual bilateral summit due to pandemic on 28 September 2020. In his opening remarks Prime Minister Modi said that this bilateral virtual summit will prove useful for India-Denmark relations and will also help in creating a common approach towards global challenges while the PM Mette Frederiksen in her opening remark said that the bilateral Summit is a milestone on our bilateral relations and our forward-looking agreement on green strategic partnership.

  • Indian side referred to important reforms in agriculture and labour sector brought by the govt recently. The PM also mentioned that Denmark has been continuously participating in the Vibrant Gujarat Summit since 2009.

India-Denmark Green Strategic Partnership

  • According to a Joint Statement. Both countries the Prime Ministers confirmed the close partnership in addressing global challenges and solutions on green energy transition and climate change.
  • Both PM also agree to be at the forefront in the global fight against climate change.
  • Both countries have set very ambitious national targets on climate and energy in order to contribute to an ambitious implementation of the Paris Agreement 2016.
  • Both countries want to show to the world that how the world that delivering on ambitious climate and sustainable energy goals is possible.
  • They agreed to join efforts and initiatives to support and promote a rule-based multilateral system.
  • The multilateral system includes,
    1. strong multilateral cooperation to face the urgency to step up global efforts to tackle the global challenges on energy and climate change.
    2. common commitment to the International Energy Agency, the International Renewable Energy Agency and the International Solar Alliance.

Both sides supported the need of cooperation on promotion of an open, inclusive and rule-based multilateral trading system under the World Trade Organization to promote global growth and sustainable development goals.