Here are the highlights of PM Modi's Sweden visit:
Visit by PM @narendramodi to Stockholm was a sign of the great friendship between our countries. Through our talks, meetings with business and diaspora, and signing of a Joint Innovation Partnership, our ties have grown even stronger. फिर मिलेंगे! #ModiInSwedenpic.twitter.com/UfK0yxJiUm- SwedishPM (@SwedishPM) April 17, 2018
Mr. Ulf Kristersson, Leader of Moderate Party and Leader of Opposition of Sweden called on PM @narendramodi and exchanged views on strengthening bilateral relations between our two countries. pic.twitter.com/2Lrh3ePCji- Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) April 17, 2018
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today invited top Swedish firms to invest in India and said stronger bilateral business relations would augur well for the people of the two countries.
PM Modi, who held talks with his Swedish counterpart Stefan Lofven earlier in the day, was welcomed by children in traditional Indian costume on his arrival at the Stockholm City Hall in Sweden's capital Stockholm to attend the Roundtable Meeting with Swedish CEOs.
"We have set up a common task force for Cyber Security," said PM Modi. He added, saying, "No important development is complete without the voice of India."
"Trade and Investment issues will be discussed with important CEOs," said PM Modi. "Sweden has always been India's partner in the defence sector. There will be new opportunities in the defence sector. We have decided to strengthen relations as far as cyber security is concerned," he added.
"This is my first visit to Sweden," said PM Modi, saying that India's relationship with Sweden was "a win-win partnership". He said the India-Sweden relationship was "a perfect match".
In his speech, PM Modi has said that an "intensified political and business interaction" will take place between India and Sweden. He said Swedish inventions can contribute to 'Make In India'.
PM Modi said he and Mr Lofven will interact with business leaders of both countries and chart a future roadmap of co-operation in sectors like trade, science and technology, clean energy and smart cities.
India and Sweden are set to co-host the first ever India-Nordic Summit where Prime Ministers of the other four Nordic countries, Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Norway, will also be present.
PM Modi is on the first leg of his five-day foreign tour.
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
PM Modi will hold separate bilateral meetings with the leaders of the other four Nordic countries on the sidelines of the summit.
PM @narendramodi reached Stockholm a short while ago, where he was welcomed by @SwedishPM Mr. Stefan Löfven.- PMO India (@PMOIndia) April 16, 2018
Here are some pictures from the warm welcome for PM Modi by the Indian community in Stockholm. pic.twitter.com/C992DsaXd0