Copenhagen/New Delhi, May Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks with his Icelandic counterpart Sanna Marin in Copenhagen on Wednesday during which they discussed opportunities to expand cooperation in AI, quantum computing, future mobile technologies, clean technologies and smart grids.
The two leaders met on the sidelines of the 2nd India-Nordic Summit.
This was the first in-person meeting between the two leaders.
Both sides expressed satisfaction at the progress made in the implementation of the outcomes of the bilateral Virtual Summit held on March 16, 2021, an official statement said.
Both leaders noted that areas like sustainability, digitalization and cooperation in science and education were important pillars of the bilateral partnership. They discussed opportunities to expand cooperation in the fields of new and emerging technologies like AI, quantum computing, future mobile technologies, clean technologies and smart grids.
Prime Minister Modi invited Finnish companies to partner with Indian companies and take advantage of the enormous opportunities that the Indian market presents, particularly in telecom infrastructure and digital transformations.
Discussions also took place on regional and global developments, and on greater cooperation in international organizations.
Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Arindam Bagchi in a tweet said:
“A productive meeting between Narendra Modi and PM of Finland in Copenhagen.
“Discussed expanding our convergences in new & emerging areas like AI, 5G/6G and quantum computing. Invited Finnish business community to invest in hi-tech sectors in India.”