Svane informed that overseas ministers of the 2 international locations are engaged on an bold motion plan comprising particular targets to attain the objectives broadly talked about within the ‘India-Denmark Green Strategic Partnership’.
The inexperienced partnership, finalised at a digital summit between the prime ministers of the 2 international locations, goals to create a framework for vital enlargement of cooperation in areas of renewable vitality, setting, economic system, local weather change and science and expertise.
“It is a partnership of the new age as it is really focusing on a green transition,” Svane mentioned.
The Danish ambassador mentioned the 2 international locations are additionally engaged on one other monitor referred to as ‘superior plan’ specializing in the enlargement of cooperation with particular targets in areas of water, vitality and financing of initiatives to be carried out beneath the inexperienced partnership.
He mentioned Denmark is taking a look at providing its experience to India in preserving in addition to making certain considered use of water in addition to boosting cooperation within the manufacturing of offshore and onshore wind vitality.
On post-Covid restoration, Denmark was assured that India was going to return out stronger from the pandemic.
“I think India is going to come out of the pandemic as one of the global winners. The number of Covid-19 cases in India has gone down drastically while in Europe, we have a spike,” Svane mentioned.
“I am pretty sure that India will be able to sustain the actual development and that will help the country in the long-run. India needs to stand on its own feet; needs to pursue its own interest,” the envoy added.
He mentioned a powerful pro-active India is within the curiosity of the world.
Asked whether or not he was assured of India’s post-Covid financial restoration, Svane mentioned he was “pretty optimistic”.
“India has already proved its capabilities and capacities. India really built the future not only the present by effectively handling the situation (following the pandemic). India also looked at the future. Built some fantastic systems,” he added.
He additionally talked about how India reached out to a number of international locations and provided medicines initially, and is sending coronavirus vaccines now to assist them cope with the pandemic.
“India will develop whatever happens. India has now really, I think, realised that we should not just keep ourselves for ourselves, it is not India for India but it is India for the world,” he mentioned.
The Danish envoy mentioned his nation was assured of deeper cooperation and collaboration with India within the ‘inexperienced’ initiative because it feels Prime Minister Narendra Modi want to drive the nation’s development and improvement in a inexperienced and sustainable manner.
Asked in regards to the stalled negotiations between India and the European Union on a free commerce settlement, he exuded confidence of ahead motion on it.
Launched in June 2007, the FTA talks have been stalled since May 2013, when either side didn’t bridge substantial gaps on essential points, together with knowledge safety standing for the IT sector.
The ambassador additionally favoured having funding safety pacts between India and European international locations.
“Denmark is a free trade loving nation. In order to ensure that companies doing private investments have proper kind of protection, we think it is highly needed. We would like to see progress on it. We were very happy with the last India-EU summit which added some momentum on it,” he mentioned.
India’s bilateral funding safety treaties with particular person European international locations have lapsed in the previous couple of years. The EU needed the pacts to proceed till they’re changed by the FTA which may have provisions for funding safety.
The India-EU summit final yr resolved to maneuver ahead on the long-pending FTA talks.