New Delhi [India]March 4 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a virtual summit with his Swedish counterpart Stefan Lofven on Friday to exchange views on regional and global issues and to discuss bilateral relations between the two countries.
“This will be the fifth interaction between the two leaders since 2015. PM Modi had visited Stockholm in April 2018 for the first Indian Nordic summit. While the Swedish Prime Minister had visited India in February 2016 for the special Make in India week,” said Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MEA) in a statement.
It further stated that the two leaders had met alongside the UN General Assembly (UNGA) in September 2015. In April 2020, the two Prime Ministers had a telephone conversation to discuss the situation following the COVID-19 pandemic.
India and Sweden have warm and friendly relations based on common values of democracy, freedom, pluralism and rules-based international order.
Both countries work very closely together in the areas of trade and investment, innovation, science and technology, as well as research and development, says MEA.
About 250 Swedish companies work actively in India in various sectors such as health and life sciences, automotive industry, clean technology, defense, heavy machinery and equipment. About 75 Indian companies are also active in Sweden, MEA added. (ANI)