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India, Sweden vow to strengthen bilateral ties

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on his second leg visit to three European nations, has met his Swedish counterpart Magdalena Andersson in Copenhagen, where both of them discussed ways to deepen bilateral relationships, the progress in the Joint Action Plan and exchanged opinions on regional and global developments.

PM Narendra Modi and Swedish PM Magdalena Andersson held extensive talks on further diversifying the India-Sweden friendship.
PM Narendra Modi and Swedish PM Magdalena Andersson held extensive talks on further diversifying the India-Sweden friendship. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@PMOIndia

"Cementing ties with Sweden. PM @narendramodi and @SwedishPM Magdalena Andersson held extensive talks on further diversifying the India-Sweden friendship," the Prime Minister's Office tweeted.

Modi met Andersson on the sidelines of the second India-Nordic Summit in the Danish capital. This was the first meeting between the two leaders.

"A partnership founded on innovation, technology & investment. PM @narendramodi held bilateral talks with @SwedishPM Magdalena Andersson. Took stock of the progress in the Joint Action Plan. Appreciated the expanding scope of the jointly launched Lead IT initiative," Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Arindam Bagchi tweeted.

During the 2018 visit of Prime Minister Modi to Sweden, the two sides adopted a wide-ranging Joint Action Plan to take forward a wide range of initiatives in defence, trade and investment, renewable energy, smart cities, women's skill development, space and science and healthcare etc. The two sides had also signed a Joint Innovation Partnership.

"Discussions also took place on regional and global developments," the MEA said in a statement.

"In today's meeting, the two leaders reviewed the progress made in our bilateral partnership. They also expressed satisfaction at the progress made by the Lead IT initiative," the MEA said.

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