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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will conduct a 5-day tour of Europe, which began yesterday.
He reportedly reached Sweden on April 16 April and is scheduled to move on to Britain on April 18.
He is to hold bilateral talks with his Swedish counterpart Stefan Lofven on global issues and additionally look “to create a platform that can attract investments that can attract companies to plug in”, an Indian foreign ministry official advised.
The new targets approximate US $5 billion which is close to double the current trade figure between these countries.
The India-Nordic Summit was co-hosted by India and Sweden, where the Prime Ministers of Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Norway were also present.
Earlier a Joint Secretary in the Indian Ministry of External Affairs had outlined the proposals that would come up for consideration: “For India, Nordic countries are a potential source for clean technology, environmental solutions, port modernization…” and possibly exchanges the field of education as well, he informed.
Prime Minister Modi is to fly to Britain this evening to meet with British Prime Minister Theresa May and attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) conference.
The Indian premier’s engagements in Britain include an audience with Queen Elizabeth, but a larger role for India in the Commonwealth will be the main focus of his attention, it has been reported
Modi wants India to be recognized a key figure in the 53 nation 2.4 billion body, and with this aim in view, he is expected to offer to more than double India’s financial contributions to the organization, reports read.
He will then move on to Germany and meet with German Chancellor Ayngela Merkel for an albeit only a brief stopover, to see what agreements can be reached with that country, before he wends his way back home, India’s External Affairs Ministry has informed.