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PM Modi arrives in Sweden

Press Trust of India  |  Stockholm 

today arrived here in the capital of Sweden, the first bilateral visit by an Indian to the Nordic nation in 30 years.

Swedish received at the airport.

is on the first leg of his five-day foreign tour which will also take him to the UK where he will attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).

"Scripting history! PM @narendramodi arrives in on a first bilateral visit by an Indian PM in 30 years to a warm and personal welcome by @SwedishPM at the airport and to participate in the first ever India-Nordic Summit," Ministry of tweeted.

Modi and Lofven also travelled together in the same vehicle from the airport to the hotel, he said.

Earlier, ahead of his visit, Modi said in he was looking forward to deepening bilateral engagement with both countries in a number of areas including trade, investment and

"and share warm and friendly ties. Our partnership is based on democratic values and commitment to an open, inclusive and rules-based global order. is a valuable partner in our development initiatives," Modi had said in a departure statement last night.

The two prime ministers will hold bilateral talks on Tuesday.

Modi said he and Lofven would also interact with top business leaders of both countries and chart out a future roadmap of cooperation in sectors such as trade and investment, science and technology, and smart cities.

The said he would also call on Carl XVI Gustaf.

and Sweden will also jointly organise the India-Nordic Summit in tomorrow. The summit will also be attended by the prime ministers of Finland, Norway, and

From Sweden, Modi will later to the UK where he will also attend the CHOGM, besides holding bilateral talks with his British counterpart

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First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 06:45 IST
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