India, Sweden to enhance cooperation in defence, cyber security

18 April, 2018, 00:22 | Author: Chad Mckenzie
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Earlier, PM Modi hailed his relationship with Sweden during the joint statement issued by him and Swedish PM Stefan Lofven in Stockholm.

Encourage the work of the India-Sweden Business Leaders Round Table (ISBLRT) to further strengthen India-Sweden business cooperation within inter alia smart cities, digitization, skills development and defence, and to move its relations, ideas, partnerships and recommendations forward. MEA spokesperson, Raveesh Kumar said, the two leaders had a "fruitful discussion on issues related to cooperation in innovation, trade and investment, culture and exchanged views on regional and multilateral cooperation at the delegation-level talks".

The two leaders discussed ways to deepen trade, business and people-to-people ties between India and Sweden. "We have now mutually chose to increase our cooperation this sector, particularly in the field of cyber security", the prime minister added.

Prime Minister on March 16, 2018, arrived the Swedish capital Stockholm on the first leg of his two-nation European tour. "Presently, there is a government in India which for the country's prestige, self-respect and taking it to new heights in the 21st century, is working day and night", Modi said amidst chants of "Modi Modi".

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PM Modi had a Royal start to the day as he called on His Majesty the King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden. The Prime Minister's meetings with several leaders may also prove beneficial for India.

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The prime minister is in Sweden on the first leg of his five-day foreign tour, which will also take him to the United Kingdom where he will attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).

India is going through a period of change and the government in the last four years has worked towards building a developed and inclusive country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here tonight.

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