Wednesday, 25 April, 2018

PM Modi reaches Sweden, will attend India-Nordic Summit

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Sammy Stanley | 17 April, 2018, 14:16

Prime Minister Narendra Modi called on Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf on Tuesday, and they exchanged views on strengthening bilateral cooperation across several sectors.

Mr. Modi's hectic day of meetings began with his reception by His Majesty the King, with Crown Princess Victoria present, at 1p.m. IST, following which he joined a bilateral discussion with Mr. Löfven at Sager House, the official residence of the Prime Minister of Sweden.

Earlier, Modi was received by the Swedish prime minister at the airport in Stockholm.

The PM was accorded a warm welcome by the Indian community on his arrival.

PM Narendra Modi arrived in Stockholm on a first bilateral visit scripting history as an Indian PM in 30 years received a warm and personal welcome by Swedish PM to participate in the first ever India-Nordic Summit. He is on the first leg of his five-day tour which will also take him to the United Kingdom where he will attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). Both leaders travelled together in the same vehicle from the airport to hotel.

VAR penalty awarded in Germany after players left pitch
Mainz and Freiburg are 15th and 16th in the table respectively so the decision carried added weight in a relegation six-pointer. Mainz 05 and Freiburg's players are forced to cut their half-time interval short after VAR awards a penalty during the break.

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

Kumar said the two leaders had a "productive exchange of views on bilateral and regional issues".

After a working luncheon there, the India-Sweden Innovation Partnership will be signed, and further details of the bilateral agreement will be released publicly, including on diverse areas of cooperation such as innovation, clean technology, waste management, renewable energy, women's development, and skill development. This will be attended by the premiers of Norway, Denmark, Finland and Iceland.

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.

While returning from Britain on April 20, he will stop over in Germany where he will a meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

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