New Delhi, April 16: Prime Minister Narendra Modi embarked on a five-day visit to Sweden and the United Kingdom (UK).
The visit of the prime minister to the two countries aims at boosting bilateral cooperation in major areas such as trade, investments and science and technology.
Besides bilateral visits to the two nations, Modi will attend India-Nordic Summit and Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Sweden and the United Kingdom respectively.
According to Ministry of External Affairs statement, at the invitation of Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, Prime Minister Modi will undertake his first visit to Sweden on April 16 to 17. He is scheduled to arrive in Stockholm on April 16 evening and will have a number of meetings on April 17, including an audience with the King of Sweden, King Carl XVI Gustaf, and consultations with Prime Minister Lofven.
The Indian Prime Minister will address a gathering of select Swedish business leaders and will also interact Indian diaspora in Sweden.
On the sidelines of the Summit, Prime Minister Modi will have separate bilateral meetings with Prime Ministers of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, and Norway.
He will visit the UK from April 17 to 20 for a bilateral visit and attend CHOGM.
The upcoming visit of Prime Minister Modi’s visit to the UK will focus on enhancing tech partnership between the two countries.
Modi will participate in the CHOGM in London from April 19 to 20.
The meetings of the Commonwealth Heads of Government usually take place every two years and serve to shape the organisation’s agenda for the next two years.