April 25, 2018, 9:56 pm IST
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PM Modi to leave on 5-day visit to UK, Sweden Monday

PM Modi to leave on 5-day visit to UK, Sweden Monday

 Apr 15, 2018

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will leave on a five-day visit to Sweden and the UK on Monday. The visit to the two nations aims to boost bilateral co-operation in key areas, including trade and investment.

In the first leg, Modi will reach Stockholm Monday night and attend the first Indo-Nordic summit in the Swedish capital on Tuesday.

During the summit, the Prime Minister is expected to discuss trade, investments, environment, renewable energy, climate change and other issues with leaders of Nordic nations - Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark and Iceland.

According to figures provided by the Ministry of External Affairs , India's trade with the Nordic countries totaled around $5.3 billion in 2016-17, with cumulative foreign direct investment in India at $2.5 billion.

From Sweden, Modi will leave for Britain on April 17 evening. This is the third exchange of Prime ministerial visits after Modi's visit to Britain in November 2015 and British Prime Minister Theresa May's visit to India in November 2016, her first outside the European Union after assuming office.

In London, Modi will attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meet (CHOGM) hosted by UK on Wednesday and Thursday.

Modi and Ms May are scheduled to hold a bilateral summit on April 18. Mr Modi will also address a town hall in the UK. The Prime Minister will also address CEO’s forum in Sweden and UK.

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