India, Sweden Announce Joint Innovation Partnership


They collectively appreciated the presence of the Prime Minister in Sweden while highlighting the fact that after a gap of 30 years an Indian Prime Minister has visited Sweden. Addressing the media, Narendra Modi called India-Sweden partnership as "a flawless match" signalling that an "intensified political and business interaction" will take place between India and Sweden. From Sweden Modi will depart to the United Kingdom on April 17 at night, for the next day to meet with Prime Minister Theresa May. Prime Minister Modi is further scheduled to take part in the Sweden-India business day.

India and Sweden will strengthen cooperation in areas such as smart cities and green technology. The rise of India in past four years is incomparable to that in 15 years.

After the delegation level talks here, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Swedish counterpart Stefan Lofven witnessed the signing and exchange of Joint Innovation Partnership and announcement of adoption of the Joint Action Plan.

The two prime ministers will hold bilateral talks on Tuesday. They also possess stable governance and strong stance on environmental matters. Mr Modi said, his visit to London presents another opportunity for both countries to infuse fresh momentum to this growing bilateral engagement.

Prime Minister Lofven expressed support for Indias membership of the Nuclear Supplier Group (NSG).

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Earlier, Prime Minister Modi met the King of Sweden King Carl XVI Gustaf in the morning followed by a walk with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven from Sogerska to Rosenbad. For example, Nordic countries have expertise in vocational education and clean technology; these are some areas of interest.

Stating that innovation, investment, start-ups, manufacturing were among the main areas of cooperation between the two countries, he said that attention was also paid to renewable energy, urban transport and waste management to improve the quality of life of the Indian people. Modi...slogans at Stockholm Arland Airport.

Both Prime Ministers called for greater unity and stronger worldwide partnership to counter terrorism, disrupt terrorist networks and financing, and to prevent violent extremism. He will attend the CHOGM in London from April 19 to 20.

The two leaders discussed ways to deepen trade, business and people-to-people ties between India and Sweden.