Make In India, terrorism top agendas on PM Modi's Sweden visit: Envoy
(7 days ago)
Stockholm [Sweden], Apr 16 : The Indian ambassador to Sweden and Latvia, Monika Kapil Mohta, on Monday, said that the Make In India initiative, terrorism and business would be the main focus during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Sweden.
Speaking to ANI, Mohta said, "The Make In India flagship initiative and business will be the top priorities, as Sweden is the leader in innovation and technology. The issue of terrorism would be also discussed, Sweden has also been affected by terrorism during the Prime Minister's visit."
The envoy underlined that both the countries would find ways in fighting against terrorism.
Delving into the details of Prime Minister Modi's two-day visit to Sweden, Mohta said that Sweden Prime Minister Stefan Lofven would receive his Indian counterpart at the Stockholm airport.
"It is a historic visit by the Prime Minister of India. The visit is happening after gap of 30 years. An exceptional gesture is being made by Sweden. The Swedish Prime Minister (Lofven) will go, for the first time ever, to receive any foreign dignitary at the airport. We are proud of the fact that he will be there to receive our Prime Minister," Mohta added.
The envoy said that India and Sweden will co-chair the first ever Indo-Nordic Summit on Tuesday. At the sidelines of the summit, Prime Minister Modi will have separate bilateral meetings with the Prime Ministers of Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Norway respectively.
Mohta further said that the Prime Minister will have a separate meeting with a select group of 30 Chief Executive Officers (CEOs).
Prime Minister Modi will then hold delegation-level talks with his Swedish counterpart and have an audience with the King of Sweden, King Carl XVI Gustaf.
He will then address a 1200-member Indian community at the Stockholm University, consisting of doctors, engineers and scientists.
Prime Minister Modi will embark on a five-day visit to Sweden, the United Kingdom and Germany from today.