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Modi meets PMs of Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Finland

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Indian on Tuesday held separate bilateral meetings with his counterparts from Denmark, Iceland, and ahead of the first ever India-Nordic Summit here.

held the first meeting with Danish

In a tweet, said the to leaders "had a good meeting on renewing and enhancing cooperation and expressed their mutual desire to take the relationship forward".

After the meeting, the two sides exchanged MoUs in the areas of animal urban development, animal husbandry and dairying, and agricultural research and educaion

then met his Icelandic counterpart

"PM urged Icelandic companies to look at as an investment destination in blue economy and and strengthen cooperation in education, tourism and culture," Kumar said.

After the meeting, the two sides signed an MoU on the establishment of the ICCR for Hindi language between the and the

Following this, Modi held a meeting with Norwegian

According to the Indian spokesperson, the two leaders had an "engaging interaction" on trade and investment, shipping and port-development, blue economy, renewable energy, health, and

Finally, the Indian leader met Finnish Prime Minister

"We had excellent discussions on deepening avenues of cooperation between and Finland," Modi said in a separate tweet.

and are co-hosting the India-Nordic Summit on the second and final day of Modi's visit to

For India, are a potential source for clean technology, environmental solutions, port modernisation, cold chain, skill development, innovation among other areas.

According to figures provided by the Indian External Affairs Ministry, India's trade with the totaled around $5.3 billion in 2016-17, with cumulative foreign direct investment in India at $2.5 billion.

Earlier on Tuesday, Modi held a bilateral summit with Swedish Prime Minister following which India and signed a Joint Action Plan and an Innovation Partnership for a Sustainable Future.



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First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 22:08 IST