Danish Prime Minister meets Manmohan Singh

      Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi on Friday. The two leaders discussed bilateral, regional and international issues. During the meeting, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on co-operation between the governments of both the nations in the areas of environment. Ole Lonsmann Poulsen, Denmark Ambassador to India and Vijay Sharma, Secretary to India's federal Ministry of Forests and Environment signed the MoU in the presence of premiers of both the nations. Danish Prime Minister's two-day visit to New Delhi would also include meetings with the head of the UN climate panel Rajendra Pachauri. Global talks for a new U.N. climate agreement have become mired in differences over how much money and technology rich nations will provide to poor countries to help seal a climate deal to replace the Kyoto Protocol that expires in 2012. India fears that emissions targets will stunt its economic growth and has said it will take its own unilateral action to cut pollution.

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