Indo-Nordic summit: India, Sweden to strengthen defence and security cooperation

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Prime Minister Modi is further scheduled to take part in the Sweden-India business day.

Prime Minister Modi had an engaging interaction with Premier Solberg on trade and investment, shipping and port-development, blue economy, renewable energy, health, IT and green transport solutions, Kumar said.

Modi held the first meeting with Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen.

Modi's next stop is London, where he plans to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.

PM Modi, who embarked on his three-nation Europe tour on Monday, arrived in Sweden in the evening yesterday.

In the first leg of his visit, Modi will reach Sweden's capital Stockholm where he will hold extensive talks with Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, besides attending a India-Nordic Summit. While the visit will therefore see top-level United Kingdom access, and a separate Q&A-style televised session with 1,500 members of the Indian diaspora in the United Kingdom, it will not be as high profile overall as his 2015 visit when he gave an "Olympics-style" address at Wembley stadium at one of the largest receptions for a foreign head of state ever in Britain, and also the largest event outside of India ever attended by one of the country's premiers. "We have made a decision to strengthen relations as far as cyber security is concerned".




Sweden and India will strengthen their cooperation on defence, their prime ministers said on Tuesday, a move that could aid Sweden's Saab in its bid to sell its Gripen jet to replace India's Soviet-era MiG fighters. He also asked the human rights organizations and as well as Kashmiris based in UK to largely participate in protest during the upcoming Modi's visit to the kingdom.

"I am very pleased to announce that the Swedish government will kick start our Innovation Partnership by providing up to 50 million Swedish kronor (Over $59 million) for innovation cooperation with India in the field of smart cities and sustainability", Lofven said.

Additionally, Prime Minister had separate bilateral meetings with PM Lars Lokke Rasmussen of Denmark, PM Juha Sipila of Finland, PM Katrin Jakobsdottir of Iceland and PM Erna Solberg of Norway on 17 April.

Earlier, Prime Minister Modi called on King Gustaf and exchanged views on strengthening bilateral cooperation across several sectors.

The two countries exchanged documents in areas of animal husbandry, dairying and urban development in the presence of the Prime Ministers.

On 20 April, the PM will fly to Germany where he will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

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