PM Narendra Modi to embark on 5-day visit to UK, Sweden today

Last Updated: Sunday, April 15, 2018, 23:10
PM Narendra Modi to embark on 5-day visit to UK, Sweden today
PM Narendra Modi will today embark on a five-day visit to Sweden and the UK with an aim to boost bilateral cooperation in key areas, including trade and investment. On the first leg of his visit, the Prime Minister will visit Sweden where he will attend the first ever India-Nordic Summit at Stockholm. The Prime Minister will also hold bilateral discussions with his Swedish counterpart. Business and trade is high on agenda when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet the Prime Minister of Sweden and other Nordic leaders in Stockholm.


PM Modi and Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven are expected to discuss "innovation, sustainable development and how Swedish-Indian relations can be further strengthened" in Stockholm during two-day PM Modi`s visit. Sweden has supported India`s key "Make-in-India" manufacturing summit with Löfven leading a delegation of Swedish industry leaders to the launch of Make India in Mumbai in 2016. India is also a market of growing significance for Sweden; more than 160 Swedish companies are now established in India, including powerhouses like Ikea and H&M, who are both expanding in the market. Both Countries have a lot to gain from each other. Sweden`s specialisation in green energy converges with India`s recent push to renewable energy generation. While India`s booming economy and make in India give an opportunity to Sweden to boost economic growth through bilateral trade.


On the second leg of his three-nation visit, Prime Minister Modi will reach London to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, besides exploring ways to further deepen ties between the two countries. PM Modi will also meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a stopover in Berlin on April 20 after concluding his visits to Sweden and the United Kingdom. During the meeting, the two leaders will exchange views on a number of bilateral, regional and global issues.
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