India and Norway have agreed to closely collaborate on ocean economy and achieving the Sustainable Development objectives.
Both countries also decided to step up bilateral trade. Prime Minister Narendra Modi maintained delegation-level discussions with his Norwegian counterpart Erna Solberg at New Delhi today.
They discussed strategies to give new power and leadership to bilateral ties. The two countries also signed a MoU for holding an India-Norway Ocean Dialogue.
Ms. Solberg, who arrived at New Delhi yesterday on her inaugural India visit, was accorded a ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhavan this afternoon talks with Modi.
Mr. Modi said, he and Ms. Solberg examined all regions of the collaboration. He said they had fruitful discussions on all aspects of the sea economy.
Mr. Modi said India and Norway have strong cooperation at the worldwide level and both the countries coordinate closely on topics like UN Security Council reforms, multilateral export control regimes and terrorism. He said India and Norway are successfully cooperating in the field of child and mother health under the Norway-India partnership initiative.
Ms. Solberg, in her press announcement, said given the value of India’s economy and the magnitude of its population, the planet won’t have the ability to accomplish the sustainable targets unless India is on board.
The President stated that India and Norway discuss friendly and warm relations. He said bilateral trade can rise in vitality, IT, technology and health sectors.