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PM Modi leaves for Sweden

17 April 2018

When Prime Minister Modi visits Sweden and England (April 16 to 20), cooperation in the areas of innovation, technology and education will top his agenda.

"Scripting history! PM @narendramodi arrives in Stockholm on a first bilateral visit by an Indian PM in 30 years to a warm and personal welcome by @SwedishPM Stefan Lofven at the airport and to participate in the first ever India-Nordic Summit", Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.

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.

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Prime Minister Modi will address a gathering of select Swedish business leaders and will also meet the Indian community in Sweden.

Like everyone else, Union Health Minister JP Nadda, who was standing next to the Prime Minister when he decided to make it a memorable moment for the woman, was also taken aback. Commenting on the summit, PM Modi said, "The Nordic countries have globally recognised strengths in clean technologies, environmental solutions, ports modernisation, cold-chains, skill development and innovation".

PM Modi is also scheduled to attend the first India-Nordic Summit on April 17, which is an effort to raise relations with the five countries of the region - Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Sweden and Norway.

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Modi 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 United Kingdom into the International Solar Alliance, as its newest member. He will also focus on meeting the heads of state of number of small island nations from across the globe who will attend the CHOGM, which is being held on April 19 and 20.

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The Prime Minister will embark on a five-day official visit to Sweden, the United Kingdom (UK) and Germany.

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PM Modi leaves for Sweden