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India, Iceland discuss geothermal energy cooperation

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and discussed cooperation in among other areas during a bilateral meeting between and Icelandic here on Saturday.

"The two Ministers noted that in the areas such as geothermal energy, fisheries, IT, and tourism, both countries could establish strong partnership," the said in a statement following the meeting.

"The Icelandic appreciated growing opportunities for Icelandic companies in the fast-growing Indian economy," it stated.

"The two Ministers expressed satisfaction at the ongoing cooperation at multilateral and international forums."

Ahead of the meeting, Thordarson told IANS that his country was keen to share its experience in generating

"is a renewable source of energy and we want to share our experience with India," he said.

Geothermal energy is generated and stored in the earth. is the energy that determines the temperature of matter.

has been working on with setting up the (ISA) following the 2015 Climate Agreement.

Thordarson, who arrived here on Friday on the inaugural flight that connects with Iceland's capital Reykjavik, said that his country wants more bilateral trade with India, especially through the export of high quality seafood.

He also said that with the launch of the new New Delhi-flight, wants to attract Indian tourists and referred to the song "Geruwa" from the Shah Rukh Khan-Kajol starrer "Dilwale" that was shot entirely in

Thordarson believes a smoother visa regime will boost tourist flow both ways.

"Icelandic people are very adventurous," he said. "has very good publicity in Iceland."

According to the statement, and Thordarson also discussed the possibility of enhanced cooperation in the Arctic Council, an inter-governmental forum of Arctic states where India has an observer status.



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First Published: Sat, December 08 2018. 23:22 IST