PM Modi Accorded Warm Reception In Sweden

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was warmly greeted on his arrival in Sweden on a two-day visit en route to attend CHOGAM in the United Kingdom and Germany.PM Modi landed at Stockholm Arlanda Airport accompanied by a business delegation. PM Modi was received by his Swedish counterpart Stefan Lofven at the Stolkhome Arlanda airport. Prime Minister Modi also received a ceremonial reception. Later on, Tuesday Prime Minister Modi will call on King of Sweden King Carl XVI Gustaf followed by a walk with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven from Sogerska to Rosenbad.  He is in Europe for talks on trade, growth, global security and climate. This is the first prime ministerial visit from India to Sweden in 30 years after the visit of Rajiv Gandhi in 1988. Modi had a bilateral summit with his Swedish counterpart Stefan Lofven following which a number of agreements are expected to be signed. Modi and Lofven will attend a round table of Swedish CEOs. India and Sweden will also co-host the first ever India-Nordic Summit where besides Modi and Lofven, their counterparts of four other Nordic countries – Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Norway will also be present. Modi will hold separate bilateral meetings with the leaders of the other four Nordic countries on the sidelines of the summit. From Sweden, Modi will leave for Britain where he will hold a bilateral summit with British Prime Minister Theresa May on April 18.On April 19-20, he will attend this year’s Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London. On his way back to Delhi, PM Modi on April 20 will stop over in Germany where he will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Prime Minister Modi is unlikely to have bilateral talks in London with his Pakistani counterpart Shahid Khaqan Abbasi . Relations between the two neighbouring nations remain hostile due to several historical and political events. In Britain, PM Modi will endeavour to strengthen economic relations. (image from Twiteer)



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