Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday landed in Stockholm, the national capital of Sweden on the first leg of his five-day foreign tour. Modi was the first Indian prime minister to visit the Nordic nation in last 30 years.
During the visit, the prime minister is scheduled to jointly host the India-Nordic Summit in Stockholm. Apart from Modi, his counterparts from Finland, Norway, Denmark and Iceland will also take part in the summit.
After Sweden, Modi will head towards the UK to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).
Earlier, Modi was received by the Swedish prime minister at the airport in Stockholm. Both leaders travelled together in the same car from the airport to hotel.
# 05: 35 PM: This is my first visit to Sweden and a visit by an Indian PM after a gap of nearly 30 years. Sweden has been a strong contributor to our 'Make in India' program. Swedish PM led a big delegation to the Mumbai summit in 2016: PM Modi
# 05:34 PM: India and Sweden to work on a security agreement, Swedish PM Stefan Lofven says after talks with PM Narendra Modi.
# 05:32 PM: I would like to commend the Indian govt and its strong focus on innovation as a key to progress and prosperity: Swedish PM Stefan Löfven
# 05:30 PM: WATCH: PM Modi and Swedish PM Stefan Lofven issue press statements in Stockholm.
# 3:35 PM: PM Narendra Modi met with Swedish PM Stefan Löfven. The two leaders discussed several bilateral and regional issues during the meeting.
A relationship that has grown in intensity over the years and has a huge potential! PM @narendramodi met with @SwedishPM Stefan Löfven. The two leaders had a productive exchange of views on bilateral and regional issues. pic.twitter.com/F66LfFgQwT— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) April 17, 2018
# 03: 30 PM: PM Modi called on His Majesty the King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden. Leaders exchanged views on strengthening bilateral cooperation across several sectors.
Royal start to the day! PM @narendramodi called on His Majesty the King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden. Leaders exchanged views on strengthening bilateral cooperation across several sectors. pic.twitter.com/RkpydROmO9— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) April 17, 2018
# 03:20 PM: 10 engagements in 10 hours, a hectic day begins for PM Narendra Modi in Stockholm.
10 engagements in 10 hours- a hectic day begins for PM @narendramodi in Stockholm! Call on King of Sweden, bilateral meeting with @SwedishPM & 4 Nordic countries' leaders, roundtable meeting with Swedish CEOs, call by Leader of Opposition, India-Nordic Summit and Community event. pic.twitter.com/mhq7vmYKQ2— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) April 17, 2018
# 03:10 PM: Both PM Modi and Stefan Lofven travelled together in the same car from the airport to hotel.
# 03:00 PM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed in Stockholm last night. He was received by Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven at the airport.