Modi in visit to Sweden, Britain
Cooperation in sectors such as trade and investment to be discussed
Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for a five-day visit to Sweden and the United Kingdom yesterday, where he will attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).
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.
In the first leg of his visit, Modi will reach Sweden’s capital Stockholm where he will hold extensive talks with Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, besides attending a India-Nordic Summit.
“India and Sweden share warm and friendly ties. Our partnership is based on democratic values and commitment to an open, inclusive and rulebased global order. Sweden is a valuable partner in our development initiatives,” Modi had said in a departure statement on Sunday night.
The two prime ministers will hold bilateral talks today.
Modi said he and Lofven would also interact with top business leaders of both the countries and chart out a road map 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 IndiaNordic Summit in Stockholm today. The summit is scheduled to be attended by the Prime Ministers of Finland, Norway, Denmark and Iceland.
From Sweden, Modi will later travel to the UK where he will also hold bilateral talks.