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Sweden is our strong partner in 'Make in India': PM Modi

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on Tuesday reiterated Sweden's strong commitment towards 'Make in India' initiative and called it an important partner for the country.

At a joint press statement here, said, "has been a strong partner ever since Make in India's inception. Lofven himself joined in along with a very big business delegation in our 'Make In India' programme in in 2016 during his visit."

Terming the relations between and as "win-win partnership" and "perfect match", the said two documents - an Innovation Partnership and have been signed to further bolster the bilateral ties between the two countries.

said the two countries were focusing on key sectors such as renewable energy, urban transport and waste management, which are related to the quality of life of the Indians.

The added that he and his Swedish counterpart would discuss with top Swedish on trade and investment.

On cooperation in the defence sector and cybersecurity, he further said, "has always been India's partner in the defence sector. There will be new opportunities in the defence sector. We have decided to strengthen relations as far as cyber security is concerned. We have set up a common task force for cybersecurity in the field of defence."

underlined that was assisting and collaborating in the fields of innovation, investment, and start-ups.

After the joint statement, and his Swedish counterpart met with leading Swedish and children of Indian diaspora living in the country.

Before the delegation-level talks, undertook a short walk with his Swedish counterpart from Sogerska to Rosenbad in earlier in the day.

He also called on the Carl XVI Gustaf and discussed on ways of strengthening bilateral ties in key sectors.

Later today, the and his Swedish counterpart will co-chair the first-ever Indo-Nordic summit, and will also conduct separate bilateral meetings with the Prime Ministers of Denmark, Finland, and

Finally, he will address a community event for the Indian diaspora living in the Scandinavian country before flying to the today.

On Monday, arrived in on a historic visit, in what was the first visit by an Indian after 30 years.

The is currently on a five-day visit to Sweden, the and

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First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 19:49 IST
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