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India continues its Nordic outreach as MoS MEA Meenakshi Lekhi to maneuver to Iceland, Norway subsequent month

India has continued its Nordic outreach with the Minister of suppose for exterior affairs Meenakshi Lekhi anticipated to maneuver to Iceland and Norway subsequent month. Varied than the two Nordic worldwide locations, the minister will also go to Malta. The go to to the two Nordic worldwide locations is available within the backdrop of Denmark net hosting the 2nd India-Nordic summit. The summit saw the participation of all 5 Nordic worldwide locations and Indian Top Minister Narendra Modi.

In relation to the Nordic put, the purpose of hobby has been on climate-friendly alternatives, innovation, and elegant expertise. Iceland used to be the first Nordic country to publicly lengthen toughen to India’s candidature for eternal membership of the United Countries Security Council (UNSC) and also co-sponsored India’s Resolution at the UN to make clear June 21 as the ‘World Day of Yoga’. The final main incoming go to from Iceland used to be by Gudlaugur Thor Thordarson in 2018. Again then, Thordarson used to be the foreign minister of Iceland. At expose, he is the minister for Atmosphere and Energy.

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Norway earlier this yr announced it is joining the worldwide solar alliance (ISA). Norway is identified for its expertise in areas such as electrification, tidy grids and renewable energy financing which is ready to extra toughen the alliance. 105 worldwide locations maintain signed the ISA Framework Settlement.

Malta is a fellow Commonwealth country and the final main go to from the Indian facet used to be in 2019 by the then Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan. Indian naval ships maintain continuously visited Malta on goodwill visits like the visits of INS Darshak in April 2002 and INS Tarangini in February 2007, June 2015, October 2015 and Might perhaps well 2018.


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