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Narendra Modi Europe visit Highlights: Whatever India is achieving today, it is achievement of about one-fifth of humanity, says PM Modi

Narendra Modi Europe visit Highlights: This is PM Modi's second leg of the three-day Europe trip. On the first day, he met with the German Chancellor in Berlin. He is set to meet French President Emmanuel Macron on May 4.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: May 4, 2022 8:10:57 am
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the Indian community in Denmark.

Narendra Modi Europe visit Highlights: Addressing the Indian community in Denmark, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Tuesday that whatever India is achieving today, it is the achievement of about one-fifth of humanity. “When I meet world leaders, they proudly tell me about achievements of the Indian community settled in their countries,” he added.

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Earlier, in a joint address with the Danish PM, PM Modi said that India has appealed for an immediate ceasefire in Ukraine. He made the statement at a press conference following his arrival in Denmark as a part of the second leg of his three-nation Europe trip. PM Modi was welcomed at the Copenhagen airport by his Danish counterpart Mette Frederiksen, and is expected to attend the 2nd India-Nordic Summit.

Modi arrived in Copenhagen from Germany where he held detailed bilateral discussions with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and co-chaired the India-Germany inter-governmental consultations. Before leaving Berlin, the Prime Minister tweeted that his visit to Germany was “productive”. Scholz said that he has invited Modi to the G-7 meeting which will be held in Germany in the last week of June. Next, PM Modi will travel to France and meet with President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday.

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Narendra Modi Europe visit Highlights: After visiting Germany and meeting with Chancellor Olaf Scholz, PM Modi is in Denmark on May 3.

22:19 (IST)03 May 2022
India's role in damaging climate negligible: PM Modi

Asserting that India's role in damaging the climate is negligible, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said Indians have had no role in harming the planet and the need of the hour is to promote 'lifestyle for environment'.

Addressing the Indian community settled in Denmark during his visit to the Nordic nation, Modi also asked each one of them to convince at least their five non-Indian friends to visit India.

"The mindset of use and throw is negative for the planet. It is necessary to get out of consumption-oriented approach and the need of the hour is to promote 'LIFE — Lifestyle for Environment'. India's role in damaging the climate is negligible; Indians have had no role in damaging the planet," Modi said. 

21:31 (IST)03 May 2022
Watch: PM Modi tries his hand at dhol

During his interaction with members of the Indian community in Denmark, PM Narendra Modi shared a lighter moment with the diaspora as he tried his hand at dhol.

21:17 (IST)03 May 2022
India, Denmark to further strengthen Green Strategic Partnership

India and Denmark on Tuesday agreed to further strengthen the Green Strategic Partnership with a focus on green hydrogen, renewable energy and wastewater management.

"During our discussions, we reviewed the joint work plan for the green strategic partnership. I am happy that significant progress has been made in various fields, especially in the areas of renewable energy, health, ports, shipping, circular economy and water management," Prime Minister Narendra Modi told reporters here after talks with his Danish counterpart Mette Frederiksen. (PTI)

21:13 (IST)03 May 2022
Come to India to jointly find answers to the problems of the planet, says PM Modi

Speaking on the importance of poverty alleviation, PM Narendra Modi said in his address to the Indian community in Denmark: "When India pulls its citizens out of poverty, the poverty across the world goes down. When poor in India are given several facilities like housing, sanitation, clean drinking water, free health care & financial inclusion, it gives a new trust to several countries of the world."

He also welcomed the Danes to India to work with Indians on finding answers to problems of the planet. 

21:08 (IST)03 May 2022
Vaccines, environment feature prominently in PM Modi's address to Indian community in Denmark

Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke of India's huge Covid-19 vaccination programme, poverty alleviation and the importance of taking care of the plant in his speech to the Indian community in Denmark.

"Imagine, if we wouldn't have been able to take vaccination to every family in India, what would've been its impact on the world. Had India not worked on made in India & effective vaccines, not had a large scale production, what would've been the situation in several countries," said the PM. 

21:04 (IST)03 May 2022
Whatever India is achieving today, it is achievement of about one-fifth of humanity, says PM Modi

Addressing the Indian community in Denmark, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Tuesday that whatever India is achieving today, it is the achievement of about one-fifth of humanity. "When I meet world leaders, they proudly tell me about achievements of the Indian community settled in their countries," he added.

20:20 (IST)03 May 2022
Watch: PM Modi addresses community programme in Copenhagen

After talks with the Danish Prime Minister, PM Narendra Modi is set to address a community programme in Copenhagen. 

20:17 (IST)03 May 2022
Narendra Modi in Denmark: PM to attend India-Nordic summit today

Underlining that she had discussed the war in Ukraine with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the “consequences of the horrible crimes committed against civilians”, Denmark’s Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said Tuesday she “hoped” that “India will influence Russia” to end the war. This is one of the clearest expectations enunciated and articulated by any European leader in the last two months since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24.

The Prime Ministers will meet again Wednesday for the India-Nordic summit which will include Sweden, Finland, Norway and Iceland. This will be the second such summit after the first in 2018.

Frederiksen said, “We share many values. We are two democratic nations. We both believe in a rule-based international system. And in times as these, we need to build an even stronger bridge between us as close partners. We, of course, also discussed the war in Ukraine.” (Read more)

19:36 (IST)03 May 2022
Invest in India or experience FOMO, PM Modi tells the Danes

In a public address in Denmark, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that if looking at India’s reforms and investment opportunities, those who don’t invest in India will have to experience FOMO or 'fear of missing out'.

19:32 (IST)03 May 2022
Watch: PM Modi meets Indian diaspora in Copenhagen

Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is on an official visit to Denmark was greeted with an Indian national flag and enthusiastic members of the diaspora on Tuesday, said the PM's Office on Twitter. 

18:22 (IST)03 May 2022
Would like to see India use its influence with Putin, Danish PM tells PM Modi on Ukraine war

Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said that Denmark would like to see India use its influence with Russian leader Vladimir Putin to put an end to the war in Ukraine. 

"Thank you @Narendramodi for fruitful discussions on advancing our #GreenStrategicPartnership. Accelerating the green energy transition is critical for our climate and our security. Also talked about the war in Ukraine. Made DK and EU’s position clear, and that we would like to see India use its influence with Putin," Frederiksen said in a tweet. 

17:46 (IST)03 May 2022
Remember this painting?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday met his Danish counterpart Mette Frederiksen and was given an official tour of Marienborg, the official residence of the Prime Minister of Denmark, when they arrived in Copenhagen for talks.

Frederiksen gave a tour of her official residence to Modi and showed the painting he gifted her during her last India visit. It is a Pattachitra painting from Odisha. Pattachitra style of painting is one of the oldest and most popular art forms of Odisha. It is the state's traditional art form.

17:18 (IST)03 May 2022
We have appealed for immediate ceasefire in Ukraine, says PM Modi in Denmark

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Tuesday that India has appealed for an immediate ceasefire in Ukraine. He made the statement at a press conference following his arrival in Denmark as a part of the second leg of his three-nation Europe trip. 

17:09 (IST)03 May 2022
PM Modi addresses joint press conference with Danish PM.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is in Denmark on Day Two of his three-day Europe visit, is addressing a joint press conference with his Danish counterpart. Follow along here. 

16:36 (IST)03 May 2022
Before Modi meets Macron, French opt out of India project for submarines

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s scheduled visit to France, French defence major Naval Group has announced that it is unable to participate in the P-75 India (P-75I) project under which six conventional submarines are to be built in India for the Indian Navy.

File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with French President Emmanuel Macron

The group, one of the five shortlisted international players for the Rs 43,000-crore project, said it cannot meet conditions of the Request for Proposal (RFP) and will, therefore, not continue with its bid.

The project is the largest under the new strategic partnership model which will see an international Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) partner with an Indian company to manufacture submarines in India, and share the technology. (Read more)

15:53 (IST)03 May 2022
Watch: Modi, Frederiksen in conversation in Copenhagen

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Danish PM Mette Frederiksen hold a conversation at the latter's residence in Copenhagen, Denmark.

15:36 (IST)03 May 2022
Danish PM Mette Frederiksen welcome PM Modi at Denmark airport

Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen received PM Narendra Modi at the Copenhagen airport.


'Landed in Copenhagen. I am very grateful to PM Frederiksen for the warm welcome. This visit will go a long way in further cementing India-Denmark ties,' Modi tweeted after landing in Copenhagen. 

PM Modi also shared his appreciation for the Danish PM's gesture in a tweet in Danish. 

15:34 (IST)03 May 2022
PM Modi arrives in Denmark; to hold discussions with his Danish counterpart and participate in 2nd India-Nordic summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday arrived in Denmark on the second leg of his three-nation Europe trip during which he will hold talks with his Danish counterpart Mette Frederiksen and attend the 2nd India-Nordic Summit. 

Modi arrived in Copenhagen from Germany where he held detailed bilateral discussions with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and co-chaired the India-Germany inter-governmental consultations. (PTI)

14:23 (IST)03 May 2022
Watch | PM Modi interacts with a child at the Berlin Airport

On his way to Denmark, Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared a light moment with a child at the Berlin Airport.

13:19 (IST)03 May 2022
PM Modi departs for Copenhagen

For the second leg of his Europe visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi departed from Berlin to Copenhagen, Denmark on Tuesday.

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On Sunday, newly appointed Foreign Secretary Vinay Mohan Kwatra said that Pm Modi will “exchange perspectives” on the “Ukraine issue” and strengthen bilateral partnerships during his three-day, three-nation visit to Europe. PM Modi's foreign visit includes about two dozen engagements across approximately 65 hours, official sources said. He will hold meetings, bilateral as well as multilateral, with world leaders from seven countries besides interacting with about 50 global business leaders.

India & Europe

Modi’s visit signifies the importance attached to India’s ties with Europe. For the past few years, Europeans have always felt that — as a whole — the Modi government gives more thrust to other strategic partners like the US, Japan and even Australia and the UAE, than Europe.

Germany

Germany is one of India’s most important partners in Europe, with deep bilateral relations, and also because of its key role in the European Union. India was among the first countries to establish diplomatic ties with the Federal Republic of Germany after WWII. India and Germany have a ‘Strategic Partnership’ since May 2000, and it has been strengthened with the launch of the Inter-Governmental Consultations (IGC) in 2011 at the level of heads of government. India is among a select group of countries with which Germany has such a dialogue mechanism. During Modi’s visit, the 6th IGC will take place, postponed from last year due to the pandemic.

Denmark

Bilateral relations were elevated to the level of a “Green Strategic Partnership” during the Virtual Summit held in September 2020 between Modi and Danish PM Mette Frederiksen. Frederiksen was in India on a state visit from October 9 to 11, 2021, the first visit by a Head of Government following the pandemic.

France

The visit to France has been planned after President Emmanuel Macron was re-elected in a tough election. India and France have traditionally had close relations. In 1998, the two entered into a Strategic Partnership, with defence & security cooperation, space cooperation and civil nuclear cooperation being its pillars. India and France also have a robust economic partnership, and are increasingly engaged in new areas of cooperation.

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