Copenhagen [Denmark]May 3 (ANI): On Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi discussed the war in Ukraine with the Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen during the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between India and Denmark in Copenhagen.
“We share many values. We are two democratic nations, we both believe in a rules-based international system. In times like these, we need to build an even stronger bridge between us. As close partners, we also discussed the war in Ukraine,” says Frederiksen.
Speaking of the Bucha murders, she called for an independent inquiry. Hundreds of civilians were found dead on the streets of Bucha, near their homes and in mass graves. Ukraine has accused Russia of the Bucha massacre. Russia, however, has denied the allegations, claiming it is Ukrainian propaganda.
“We discussed the consequences of the terrible crimes committed against civilians and the serious humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. The reports on the killing of civilians in Bucha are deeply shocking. We have condemned these killings and we emphasize the need for an independent investigation,” it said. dansk PM.
Russian forces launched military operations in Ukraine on February 24, three days after Moscow recognized Ukraine’s breakaway regions – Donetsk and Luhansk – as independent units.
“Denmark and the entire European Union strongly condemn Russia’s illegal and unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. My message is very clear, Russian President Vladimir Putin must stop this war and end the killings. I naturally hope that India will influence Russia in this discussion,” Frederiksen added. .
Several countries, including the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada and the European Union, have condemned Russia’s military operations in Ukraine and imposed sanctions on Moscow. These countries have also promised to help Ukraine with military assistance to fight Russia.
Frederiksen welcomed Prime Minister Modi to Denmark and said that both countries share a strong relationship.
“Thank you very much. First of all, once again a very warm welcome to Denmark, His Excellency, Prime Minister Narendra Modi. I had a very productive meeting today. Relations between our two countries are very strong. PM Modi, I deeply appreciate this important meeting “, said the Danish Prime Minister.
Prime Minister Modi and his Danish counterpart Mette Frederiksen held talks at delegation level in Copenhagen today to review the progress of the green strategic partnership between the two countries.
“Denmark and India are moving fast forward in transforming our green strategic partnership into some concrete results. The Indian government has high ambitions for the green transition and to make India more independent of fossil fuels. I am very proud that Danish solutions play a key role in realizing these important ambitions.Today we have agreed on a number of concrete steps for green energy, clean water and to counter the next global health crisis.Just to name a few examples.Hopefully we two will lead by example by showing that “Green growth and green tradition can go hand in hand. I am convinced that India and Denmark have an enormous untapped potential for trade and investment,” added Frederiksen.
She also spoke about the Nordic Summit 2022, said Frederiksen, “I look forward to continuing the discussion between the two of us tomorrow also with our Nordic colleagues at the Indo-Nordic Summit 2022.” During Denmark’s visit, Prime Minister Modi will participate. during the second India-Nordic summit together with the prime ministers of Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Finland, Sweden and Norway, where we will evaluate our cooperation since the first India-Nordic summit in 2018.
The summit will focus on topics such as post-pandemic economic recovery, climate change, innovation and technology, renewable energy, the evolving global security scenario and India-Nordic co-operation in the Arctic region. (ANI)