Sweden : PM Narendra Modi has arrived in Sweden late night on Monday 9:30 p.m. (local time) to embark on his two-day visit to Sweden as part of the India-Nordic Summit.
Prime Minister Modi was received by his Swedish counterpart Stefan Lofven at the Stolkhome Arlanda airport.
Prime Minister Modi also received a ceremonial reception.
PM Modi’s visit to the India-Nordic Summit is likely to strengthen ties with Sweden and increase bilateral trades between the two nations countries. He is on the first leg of his five-day tour which will also take him to the UK where he will attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).
Raveesh Kumar spokesperson MEA tweeted “Scripting history! PM @narendramodi arrives in Stockholm on a first bilateral visit by an Indian PM in 30 years to a warm and personal welcome by @SwedishPM Stefan Löfven at the airport and to participate in the first ever India-Nordic Summit.”
The bilateral ties between India and Sweden go back to the 1940s. Several companies have engaged in trade leading to the establishment of bilateral trade of more than USD 2.2 billion as of 2016.