POLITICS: Indian Prime Minister Modi wants to expand ties with northern Europe | news

COPENHAGEN (dpa-AFX) – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to strengthen his country’s relations with Scandinavia. Talks about this at the Indo-Nordic mini-summit in Copenhagen have been very productive, Modi said on Wednesday after meeting the prime ministers of Sweden, Finland and Iceland, Magdalena Andersson, Sanna Marin and Katrn Jakobsdttir, as well as Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Stre on Twitter with.

The summit offers a great platform to discuss ways to strengthen contacts, the 71-year-old wrote. He looks forward to working with Northern European leaders in various fields to promote prosperity.

Bilateral cooperation with India continues to grow, Andersson later said on Twitter. There is a lot of potential, among others, in innovation, in healthcare and in industrial conversion. The global consequences of Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine were also discussed during the deliberations. Some Western politicians are currently trying to persuade India to stay away from Russia. India has taken a neutral stance on the Ukraine war and does not support Western sanctions.

Apart from meeting Modi, northern Europeans also met separately. As Marin revealed after meeting Stre and Danish Prime Minister and hostess Mette Frederiksen, the main conversation was about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the resulting change in the security situation in Europe.

In light of the Ukraine war, Finland, like neighboring Sweden, is currently intensively discussing the possibility of NATO membership. At least in the case of Finland, a decision can be made by mid-May./trs/DP/eas

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