Prime Minister Narendra Modi, along with Sanna Marin, the Prime Minister of Finland, has announced an upcoming India and Finland digital partnership,
aimed at promoting sustainable development via digital transformation of teaching resources, facilitating research as well as the development of 6G mobile technologies, and quantum computing.
Upcoming India and Finland digital partnership
An official statement reported that both India and Finland have felt the need of development in the digital sectors as it is one of the major fields in this era. This digital partnership between India and Finland is aiming at ICT (Information and Communications Technology). Both the Prime Ministers have announced this upcoming digital as well as sustainable partnerships via online video conferencing.
The partnership for sustainable development includes focusing on important matters such as circulation economy, sustainable mobility, renewable resources of energy and clean fuels.
India and Finland digital partnership: Why is it needed?
Both the nations have emphasised the importance of green growth which forms a necessary element of bilateral cooperation and partnership. Development of teaching, learning, imparting education, mobile technologies and so on are matters of key focus in this partnership.
The official statement mentioned, “Essential and cross-cutting elements of all these key domains are the utilisation of artificial intelligence, cyber security and blockchain technologies.”
It also added that both India and Finland are looking forward to sign the renewed memorandum of understanding (MoU) between consortium of 23 IITs in India and 10 Universities of Finland, in order to cooperate for contribution in the sectors of higher education and employment.
The joint statement made by both the nations also stated regarding the importance of Africa and the efforts required to further cooperation with it.
Statement by Narendra Modi
The Prime Minister took to his Twitter handle to state, “Had a fruitful Virtual Summit with PM of Finland @MarinSanna. We discussed a broad spectrum of issues, and reaffirmed our commitment to further deepening India-Finland partnership. I invited Finland to partner us in our journey of sustainable development.”
Both nations exchanged their views on the effects of the global pandemic of COVID-19 virus and the efforts taken by the nations to restore normalcy and primarily the major role played by India in delivering its “Made in India” COVID-19 vaccines to more than 70 countries.
Modi along with Sanna Marin, also mentioned the shared values between both India and Finland, that is of transparency, adherence to rules and mutual understanding in the sectors of education, technology, environment, energy, employment.