Saturday, 21 April, 2018

PM Modi to embark on five-day visit to UK, Sweden today

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Prime Minister Modi will then hold delegation-level talks with his Swedish counterpart and have an audience with the King of Sweden, King Carl XVI Gustaf. Our partnership is based on democratic values and commitment to an open, inclusive and rule-based global order.

In the United Kingdom, the prime minister will attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), besides exploring ways to further deepen ties between the two countries, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) had earlier said.

In the first leg, Mr Modi will reach Stockholm Monday night and attend the first Indo-Nordic summit in the Swedish capital on Tuesday. The Nordic countries have globally recognized strengths in clean technologies, environmental solutions, ports modernization, cold-chains, skill development and innovation.

Modi will arrive in Stockholm on April 16 in the afternoon in what will be the first visit of a Prime Minister from India to Sweden in 30 years since Rajiv Gandhi's visit in 1988.

Speaking to ANI, Mohta said, "The Make In India flagship initiative and business will be the top priorities, as Sweden is the leader in innovation and technology". Nordic competencies fit well with the vision for India's transformation.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while speaking at the launch of Health and Wellness Centre at Bijapur, emphasised on the importance of Dr BR Ambedkar's role in the race for progress.

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The huge crowd that had congregated at Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's event was taken by surprise when Modi, who was slated to present a pair of slippers to a tribal woman, bent down and helped the bare-footed woman wear her gifted footwear.

Organisers said the decision to host a smaller event than the grand diaspora event at Wembley Stadium during PM Modi's last visit to the United Kingdom in November 2015 was to enable the Indian diaspora from across the world to be able to participate.

A counter-demonstration titled British Indians Welcome Prime Minister Modi is also planned at the same time at Parliament Square.

"In the memory of these innocent children and all other victims of hate crime, renew a pledge to offer special protection to Muslims, to Dalits, to members of other minority communities, to women and children so that they need not fear for their life and liberty and any threat to these will be extinguished with the full force of state authority", it said. PM Modi's visit to Britain this time has been themed "Living bridge and tech partnership".

The Prime Minister in a tweet said that he will call on Her Majesty The Queen, hold talks with UK PM Theresa may and meet leading CEOs to deepen economic relations.

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