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4TH ROUND OF THE ‘INDO-DANISH JOINT COMMISSION MEETING (JCM)’

4TH ROUND OF THE ‘INDO-DANISH JOINT COMMISSION MEETING (JCM)’

Context:

The Minister of Foreign Affairs (EAM), S. Jaishankar, has co-chaired the joint session of the 4th round of the ‘Indo-Danish Joint Commission Meeting (JCM)’ with his Danish counterpart Jeppe Kofod in Copenhagen on September 5, 2021.

Highlights of the Meeting:

  • During the meeting, EAM noted that Denmark is a very different partner to India in its efforts to grow back greener, rather than build back better.
  • It is helpful for countries like India in the current stage of development because of the strength, experience of the country and the best practices of central Europe.
  • Denmark is the only country where India has established a green strategic partnership.
  • Both countries also passed the Joint Commission which established a joint program for the next five years.

India-Denmark Trade Relations:

  • To improve trade relations, EAM met with the top five executives of key, business-oriented companies in India.
  • These companies include Grundfos, Vestss, Maersk, Haldor, Topsoe and CIP in addition to major business-related companies such as DIDE, Danish shipping and Agriculture & Food Council. 200 Danish companies operating in India.

India-Denmark Relations:

  • Good relations between India and Denmark were established after India's independence in 1947.
  • Indian Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru visited Denmark in 1957 to lay the groundwork for relations.

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