Denmark's foreign minister arrives on 2-day visit to India

New Delhi [India], Jan 15 (ANI): Denmark's Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod arrived on a two-day visit to attend the Raisina Dialogue-- India's annual global conference on geopolitics and geo-economics -- here on Wednesday.

The visiting dignitary will be meeting with members of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and paying a courtesy call to Prime Minister Narendra Modi later today. He is also scheduled to meet Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat in the evening.

On Thursday, Kofod will address the Raisina Dialogue 2020 and meet External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar over dinner.

He will be completing his visit on Friday.

The flagship conference jointly organised by the MEA and the Observer Research Foundation has been India's contribution to global efforts to discover solutions, identify opportunities and provide stability in a century that has witnessed an eventful two decades.

The three-day conclave will bring together 700 international participants, of which 40 per cent of the speakers will be women, emphasising India's commitment to gender equality.

Along with the participation of 12 foreign ministers, including the foreign ministers of Russia, Iran, Australia, Maldives, South Africa, Estonia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Hungary, Latvia, Uzbekistan and the European Union, the National Security Adviser (NSA) of Afghanistan, the Deputy NSA of the United States and several other ministers of state will also present their ideas.

The inaugural session of the mega-event that kicked off today was addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Other visiting leaders will also share their views on important challenges facing the world related to globalisation, 2030 agenda, the role of technology in the modern world, climate change and counter-terrorism.

Over the course of two days thereafter (on January15-16), intensive deliberations will take place over 80 sessions around 5 thematic pillars - the nationalist impulses challenging global institutions and collective action, the debate on the global trading architecture, the role of technologies in determining political, economic and military power, the global development agenda and the state-individual relationship in the age of digital communities and cyberspace, according to a statement by the MEA. (ANI)

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