Looking forward to boost bilateral ties with Sweden, UK: Modi ahead of two-nation tour

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 16 Apr 2018 09:33:17



AHEAD of his visit to Sweden and the United Kingdom, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said he was looking forward to deepening bilateral engagement with both the countries in a number of areas including trade, investment and clean energy.

The Prime Minister begins his five-day visit to Sweden and the UK on Monday. He will have a brief stopover in Berlin on April 20 on his way back home.
In the first leg of his visit, 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.

“India and Sweden share warm and friendly ties. Our partnership is based on democratic values and commitment to an open, inclusive and rule-based global order. Sweden is a valuable partner in our development initiatives,” Modi said in a Facebook post.

The two Prime Ministers will hold bilateral talks on Tuesday.
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 which is scheduled to be
attended by the Prime Ministers of Finland, Norway, Denmark and Iceland.

“The Nordic countries have globally recognised strengths in clean technologies, environmental solutions, ports modernisation, cold-chains, skill development and innovation. Nordic competencies fit well with our vision for India’s transformation,” Modi said.