Indian PM Meets Nordic Nations to Increase Partnership in Blue Economy, Clean Tech, 5G

Published on: 6 May 2022 05:35 PM
by KnowESG

The bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and counterparts from the Nordic countries—Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Sweden, and Norway—will strengthen cooperation in the blue economy, clean technology, geothermal energy, and 5G.

According to India's Foreign Secretary, Vinay Kwatra, PM Modi's meetings with Nordic leaders began with a meeting with his Norwegian counterpart, Jonas Gahr Store, where the main topics of discussion and collaboration were: 1) Blue Economy and its various facets; 2) Renewable energy-in particular, cooperative possibilities in hydroelectric and green hydrogen; and 3) Technology and investment ties-in this context, PM invited Norwegian Pension Funds to partner in India's development; 4) In the health sector, the two leaders discussed combined vaccination research and the development of health infrastructure, as well as 5) cooperation in the construction and restoration of water bodies in India.

“They also talked about continuing cooperation and coordination in the UNSC as well as bilateral, cultural cooperation, including in Yoga between the two countries,” he stated.

On the sidelines of the 2nd India-Nordic Summit, Prime Minister Modi met with Nordic partners. He spoke with the prime ministers of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Sweden, and Norway.

PM Modi's second meeting was with Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson, during which the main topic of discussion and cooperation was Clean Technology and Sustainable Solutions.

PM Modi also met with Katrin Jakobsdottir of Iceland, with whom he discussed collaboration in the blue economy, particularly fisheries and food processing.

The aim of PM Modi's most recent bilateral meeting with Finland's colleague, Sanna Marin, was to build on the existing strength that India and Finland have established in the entire ecosystem of digital partnerships.

Source: The Print