I am very happy to have the opportunity to talk to you through this Virtual Summit. First of all I would like to express my condolences for the loss that Denmark has suffered due to COVID-19. I want to congratulate for your skilled leadership in dealing with this crisis.
Out of all the engagements you could find time for this dialogue, it shows your special focus and commitment towards our mutual relationships.
You recently got married. I congratulate and convey my best wishes and hope that soon after the post COVID-19 situation improves, we will soon have the opportunity to welcome you with your family in India. I am sure your daughter Ida will definitely be eager to visit India again.
We had a very productive talk over the phone a few months ago. We had discussed on ways to increase cooperation between India and Denmark in many areas.
It is a matter of happiness that today we are giving new direction and momentum to these intentions through this Virtual Summit. Denmark has been attending Vibrant Gujarat Summit since 2009, when I was the Chief Minister of Gujarat, so I have a special attachment for Denmark. I am grateful for your proposal to host the second India-Nordic Summit. It will be a privilege for me to come to Denmark and meet you once the situation improves.
The events of the past several months have made it clear that how important it is to work together for like-minded countries like ours, which share a rules-based, transparent, humanitarian and Democratic value-system.
Cooperation between like-minded countries in vaccine development will also help in dealing with this pandemic. During this pandemic, India’s pharma production capabilities have been useful to the entire world. We are doing the same in the field of vaccine.
This is also the effort of our ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat (Self-reliant India)’ campaign to increase India’s capabilities in key economic sectors and also serve the world.
Under this campaign we are emphasizing on all-round reforms. Companies operating in India will benefit from regulatory and taxation reforms. The process of reforms in other areas is also ongoing. Recently significant reforms have been made in the agriculture and labor sectors.
COVID-19 has shown that it is risky for Global Supply Chains to be highly dependent on any single source.
We are working together with Japan and Australia for supply-chain diversification and resilience. Other like-minded countries can also join this effort.
In this context, I believe that our Virtual Summit will not only prove useful for India-Denmark relations, but will also help in building a common approach towards global challenges.
Once again, Excellency, thank you very much for sparing your time.
Now I would like to invite you for your Opening Remarks.
कुछ महीने पहले फ़ोन पर हमारी बहुत productive बात हुई। हमने कई क्षेत्रों में भारत और डेनमार्क के बीच सहयोग बढ़ाने के बारे में चर्चा की थी।— PMO India (@PMOIndia) September 28, 2020
यह प्रसन्नता का विषय है कि आज हम इस Virtual Summit के माध्यम से इन इरादों को नई दिशा और गति दे रहे हैं: PM
पिछले कई महीनो की घटनाओं ने यह स्पष्ट कर दिया है कि हमारे जैसे like-minded देशों का,— PMO India (@PMOIndia) September 28, 2020
जो एक rules-based, transparent, humanitarian और डेमोक्रेटिक value-system शेयर करते हैं,
साथ मिल कर काम करना कितना आवश्यक है: PM
Covid-19 ने दिखाया है कि Global Supply Chains का किसी भी single source पर अत्यधिक निर्भर होना risky है।— PMO India (@PMOIndia) September 28, 2020
हम जापान और ऑस्ट्रेलिया के साथ मिल कर supply-chain diversification और resilience के लिए काम कर रहें हैं।
अन्य like-minded देश भी इस प्रयत्न में जुड़ सकते हैं: PM
इस संदर्भ में मेरा मानना है कि हमारी Virtual Summit ना सिर्फ़ भारत-डेनमार्क संबंधों के लिए उपयोगी सिद्ध होगी,— PMO India (@PMOIndia) September 28, 2020
बल्कि वैश्विक चुनौतियों के प्रति भी एक साझा approach बनाने में मदद करेगी: PM
During the India-Denmark Summit today @Statsmin Mette Frederiksen and I reviewed the full range of bilateral ties between our nations. We look forward to having a strong Green Strategic Partnership with Denmark and improving ties in sectors like trade, commerce and energy. pic.twitter.com/19cXGG5Ikg— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 28, 2020
In our talks, @Statsmin Mette Frederiksen and I also got the opportunity to discuss multilateral issues, relating to the Indo-Pacific, robust India-EU ties, UN reforms, upcoming COP-26 deliberations and more. Strong India-Denmark ties benefit our citizens greatly.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 28, 2020