PM Narendra Modi on his five-day visit to Sweden and the UK today that’s 16 April. He will briefly stopover at Berlin, Germany, on 20 April on his way back home.
Ahead of his visit, Modi said he was looking forward to deepening bilateral engagement with both the countries in a number of areas, including trade, investment and clean energy.
PM Modi will visit Stocholm and hold extensive talks his Swedish counterpart on Monday, 16 April.
India and Sweden will also jointly organise the India-Nordic Summit during the visit.
The Indian Ambassador to Sweden and Latvia, Monika Kapil Mohta, hailed PM Modi’s impending Swedish visit as a ‘historic visit’, as it is the first in 30 years.
In the first leg of his visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to Sweden’s capital Stockholm where he will hold extensive talks with Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, besides attending a India-Nordic summit.
Modi said he and Lofven would also interact with top business leaders of both the countries and chart out a future roadmap of cooperation in sectors such as trade and investment, science and technology, clean energy, and smart cities.
The Prime Minister said he would also call on King of Sweden Carl XVI Gustaf.
India and Sweden will also jointly organise the India-Nordic summit in Stockholm on Tuesday, 17 April, which is scheduled to be attended by the Prime Ministers of Finland, Norway, Denmark and Iceland.
“Opportunity for India, UK to Infuse Fresh Momentum”
From Sweden, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to the UK on Tuesday, 17 April, where he will also attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), besides holding bilateral talks with his British counterpart Theresa May.
“My visit to London presents another opportunity for both countries to infuse fresh momentum to this growing bilateral engagement. I will be focusing on enhancing India-UK partnership in the areas of healthcare, innovation, digitisation, electric mobility, clean energy, and cyber security,” the Prime Minister of India said.
He further added, “Under the theme of ‘Living Bridge,’ I will also have the opportunity to meet people from various walks of life who have enriched the multi-faceted India-UK relationship.”
Modi said he would also call on the Queen, interact briefly with CEOs of the two nations who are working on a new agenda of economic partnership, launch an Ayurveda Centre of Excellence in London, and welcome the UK into the International Solar Alliance, as its newest member.>