PM Narendra Modi meets King of Sweden Carl XVI Gustaf

PM Narendra Modi meets King of Sweden Carl XVI Gustaf

India and Sweden will also jointly organise the India-Nordic Summit in Stockholm tomorrow.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday arrived in Sweden for a two-day visit to attend the first India-Nordic Summit.

Narendra Modi with Stefan Lofven.

Modi will hold separate bilateral meetings with the leaders of the other four Nordic countries on the sidelines of the summit. "A relationship that has grown in intensity over the years and has a huge potential!"

PM Modi had a Royal start to the day as he called on His Majesty the King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.

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From approximately 6:30 p.m. IST Mr. Modi will hold bilateral meetings with Nordic Prime Ministers, including, in order, Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Norway.

Modi is here on the first leg of his five-day foreign tour which will also take him to the United Kingdom where he will attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).

This apart, Modi and Lofven will attend a roundtable of Swedish CEOs.

One of the visitors hailed the Union Government's project of Digital India while saying, "We hope that the foreign visits of Prime Minister Modi will strengthen Digital India and his aim of taking lessons from foreign technology and then apply in India will also be fulfilled". "A visit with a rich bilateral & multilateral content in the form of meetings with other leaders & participation at two multilateral meetings (India-Nordic & Commonwealth Summits)", MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.

From Sweden, Modi will tonight travel to the United Kingdom where he will attend the CHOGM, besides holding bilateral talks with his British counterpart Theresa May. He will have a brief stopover at Berlin, Germany, on 20 April on his way back home.

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