PM Modi to embark on 5-day visit to UK, Sweden today

PM Modi to embark on 5-day visit to UK, Sweden today

On the first leg of his visit, the Prime Minister will visit Sweden where he will attend the first ever India-Nordic Summit at Stockholm. I would also call on His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Swede, "the PM said".

Given India's preference for dealing with individual countries rather than the European Union as a whole, the summit is a golden opportunity for the Nordics - a region of 27 million people with an economy roughly the size of Canada's - to do business with the world's biggest democracy.

Besides the security pact, an action plan and Document on Partnership for Innovation will be issued after the Stockholm Summit between Modi and his Swedish counterpart, the persons cited earlier said, adding that Sweden is keen to boost its partnership with India to the strategic level. Prime Minister's connect with the diaspora is sure to leverage the Indian technocrats living in countries such as Sweden to push economic growth in India.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed confidence that his visits to Sweden and United Kingdom will be useful in enhancing India's engagement with these countries. Mr Modi said, Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven and he will have the opportunity to interact with top business leaders of both the countries and chart out a future roadmap of cooperation with focus on trade and investment, innovation, Science and Technology, skill development, smart cities, clean energy, digitization and health.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has embarked on a crucial visit to Stockholm where he will meet the prime ministers of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden as part of the first India-Nordic summit. Here Prime Minister Modi also received a ceremonial reception. Nordic competencies fit well with the vision for India's transformation.

More news: You Could See Fortnite Games With 100 Players in the Future

The Indian PM's outreach to the Nordic countries ties in with his strategy of clean energy diplomacy which was on show during France's President Emmanuel Macron visit. He will also meet Indian-origin scientists working on cancer research, malaria and other tropical diseases before going in to the India-UK CEOs Forum.

Modi and Lofven also travelled together in the same vehicle from the airport to the hotel, he said.

After concluding his visits to Sweden and the United Kingdom, the Prime Minister will call Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin for a brief while both the leaders will exchange views on a number of bilateral, regional and global issues.

This will be followed by official deliberations between the heads of government in London on Thursday before they head to Windsor for the CHOGM retreat, where the world leaders will interact on an informal basis without any structured agenda or the presence of officials.

Related Articles

  • New Star Wars Han Solo TV Spot Teases More Of Its Story

    New Star Wars Han Solo TV Spot Teases More Of Its Story

    We'll learn once and for all if Solo: A Star Wars Story is, in fact, the Star Wars movie we're looking for when it debuts May 25. The best part of this new TV spot was the interactions between Han Solo and Chewie.
    Zaha brace settles thriller with Brighton

    Zaha brace settles thriller with Brighton

    Equally, three points for Palace would be just the shot in the arm they need if they are to preserve their own status. Hodgson's side are now three points clear of the drop zone, although 18th-placed Southampton do have a game in hand.
    (AMZN) Shares Sold by TB Alternative Assets Ltd.

    (AMZN) Shares Sold by TB Alternative Assets Ltd.

    Legacy Cap Prns accumulated 83,266 shares or 1.89% of the stock. 11,000 were reported by Laurel Grove Cap Ltd Liability Company. Amazon.com, Inc. has a 1-year low of $887.50 and a 1-year high of $1,617.54. (NASDAQ: AMZN ) on Thursday, February 15.
  • VAR chaos strikes again as Bundesliga referee hands Mainz 'half-time' penalty

    VAR chaos strikes again as Bundesliga referee hands Mainz 'half-time' penalty

    Mainz moved above free-falling Freiburg in the table and up to 15th, ending their own six-game winless run in the process. This is the latest VAR-related controversy in a long line of decisions involving the technology.
    Mariah Carey Ex-Mgr. Claims Sexual Harassment ... Singer's ALWAYS Naked!

    Mariah Carey Ex-Mgr. Claims Sexual Harassment ... Singer's ALWAYS Naked!

    Talking to People magazine , Mariah explained that while her diagnosis came more than 15 years ago, she didn't seek treatment for the disorder until 2016.
    Haley slams Russian Federation  over Syria chemical attack

    Haley slams Russian Federation over Syria chemical attack

    Syrian flags flew in Douma on Monday , security forces stood on street corners and Russian military police patrolled the streets. The government's capture of Douma, the last town held by the rebels in eastern Ghouta, marked a major victory for Assad.
  • Colorado Teachers Next to Strike

    Colorado Teachers Next to Strike

    Besides more funding for schools, it's opposing proposed changes to the pension system for teachers and other public employees. Monday's crowd was much quieter and subdued as educators spent the day trying to meet one-on-one with elected officials.
    What is known about suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria

    What is known about suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria

    The team will work with the United Nations Department of Safety and Security ensure the safety of the team, it said. The targeted sites were largely empty but US President Donald Trump hailed a "perfectly executed" operation.
    LI gas prices continue to climb

    LI gas prices continue to climb

    Seasonal factors in the US also are in play now, said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. California's high fuel taxes and fees have likewise played a role.
  • Syrian air defence shoots down missiles over Homs: state media

    Syrian air defence shoots down missiles over Homs: state media

    Syria and its main allies Iran and Russian Federation blamed Israel for that attack. Adrian Rankine-Galloway, a Pentagon spokesman, said in an email to Foxnews.

    Jane Street Group LLC Has $905000 Stake in ICICI Bank (NYSE:IBN)

    It is negative, as 55 investors sold JPM shares while 802 reduced holdings. 54 funds opened positions while 67 raised stakes. Partner Investment Management Lp bought 11,803 shares as the company's stock rose 41.13% while stock markets declined.
    Full-time at the London Stadium: West Ham United 1-1 Stoke City

    Full-time at the London Stadium: West Ham United 1-1 Stoke City

    West Ham turned over Stoke a few months ago. "With the atmosphere in stadium, it is a hard place to come but I thought we were excellent".