Danish PM Mette Frederiksen visits Taj Mahal and Agra Fort on day two of India tour
During the three-day visit to India, Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen visited one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal on Sunday, October 10, and hailed it as a beautiful place. The Danish Prime Minister, her husband Bo Tengberg and a delegation arrived at the Taj Mahal in environmentally friendly cars on Sunday morning. Local artists from the ‘Braj’ greeted the guests.
PM Frederiksen and her husband spent almost an hour and a half inside the premises of the Taj Mahal and expressed their interest in the guide’s explanations on the heritage of the monument. The Danish Prime Minister expressed his gratitude in the visitor register and wrote: “This place is wonderful”.
After their visit to the Taj Mahal, the Danish Prime Minister also visited Agra Fort. As instructed by the Archaeological Survey of India of Agra Circle, the Taj Mahal, along with Agra Fort, was closed to the general public for two hours during the VVIP visit.
Mette Frederiksen arrived at Agra Air Base around 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 9. Uttar Pradesh Energy Minister Shrikant Sharma greeted her along with city and police administration staff. She is the first foreign head of government to tour India after the implementation of COVID-19 constraints in March last year.
Danish Prime Minister greeted by PM Modi; held bilateral discussions
In the early morning hours of Saturday, October 9, the Danish Prime Minister landed in New Delhi and was greeted by Meenakshi Lekhi, the Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs at Delhi Airport. On the same day, Frederiksen visited President Ram Nath Kovind as well as Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi for bilateral talks. The Danish Prime Minister received a welcoming ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Saturday, accompanied by a wreath-laying ceremony at Mahatma Gandhi’s samadhi in Rajghat.
A great pleasure to welcome PM Mette Frederiksen on her first visit to India. Our green strategic partnership is focused on clean technologies and green growth. Our intersectoral collaboration is vibrant and dynamic. ð©ð° @Statsmin pic.twitter.com/fgyuoMp8TF
– Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 9, 2021
Prime Minister Modi and Danish Prime Minister underlined the strong and cordial relations between India and Denmark. They decided to step up their efforts to reform and deepen multilateralism and the global rules-based system, which also includes freedom of navigation. The two parties even reaffirmed their commitment to a forward-thinking and results-oriented green strategic partnership. Previously, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MEA) said the two countries will discuss renewable energy, pollution prevention, agriculture, science and technology, digitization, smart cities, water and waste management in their bilateral discussions.