Nordic Competencies Fit Well With Our Vision For India's Transformation: PM Modi

Nordic Competencies Fit Well With Our Vision For India's Transformation: PM Modi

In the first leg, Mr Modi will reach Stockholm Monday night and attend the first Indo-Nordic summit in the Swedish capital on Tuesday. Modi will hold bilateral talks with his British counterpart, Theresa May, and also speak to other leaders from Commonwealth countries to strengthen relationships between nations.

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. With Unnao and Kathua rape cases sparkling intense protest across the country, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi stayed tightlipped without making any comments on the issues. An exceptional gesture is being made by Sweden.

India is also a market of growing significance for Sweden; more than 160 Swedish companies are now established in India, including powerhouses like Ikea and H&M, who are both expanding in the market. So were more than 100 other districts in the country. While India's booming economy and make in India give an opportunity to Sweden to boost economic growth through bilateral trade.

In their letter directed to PM Modi, the National Indian Students and Alumni Union, UK, wrote, "We the Indian Indian student and alumni community in UK are deeply horrified and demand immediate proceedings against the accused in both cases (Kathu gang-rape and murder and Unnao rape case)".

"It is a historic visit by the Prime Minister of India". Sweden has a large population of nearly 30,000 Indian origin persons, especially working as skilled labourer. India and Sweden share warm and friendly ties.

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On the sidelines of the India-Nordic Summit, Modi will have separate bilateral meetings with Prime Ministers of Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Norway. The Commonwealth is a unique multilateral grouping that not only provides useful assistance to its developing country members, particularly the small states and small-island developing states, but also has a strong worldwide voice for development issues.

Apart from these two nations, he will also visit Germany on April 20 briefly.

This will be followed by the launch of a new Ayurvedic Centre of Excellence, marked by an MoU between the All India Institute of Ayurveda and College of Medicine in the UK.

In a strongly worded letter to PM Narendra Modi, the 49 signatories called the current situation a "moment of existential crisis" and said the government response would determine whether the nation could "overcome the crisis of constitutional values, of governance and the ethical order". During the meeting, the two leaders will exchange views on a number of bilateral, regional and global issues.

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