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Narendra Modi leaves for Sweden
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Narendra Modi leaves for Sweden

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 16 Apr 2018, 05:37 pm

New Delhi, Apr 16 (IBNS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday left the nation to visit Sweden.

PMO India tweeted: "PM @narendramodi leaves for Sweden, where he will hold talks with @SwedishPM Mr. Stefan Löfven and take part in the India-Nordic Summit."

Before leaving for Sweden and the UK, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said he is hopeful that the visits to the two nation will be useful in enhancing our engagement with these countries.

"I am confident that these visits to Sweden and UK will be useful in enhancing our engagement with these countries," Modi said prior to his visit to Sweden.

He will be visiting Sweden and the United Kingdom for bilateral meetings and for the India-Nordic Summit and the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.

He will visit the two nations between Apr 17-20.

Apart from these two nations, he will also visit Germany on Apr 20 briefly.

"At the suggestion of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be making a brief stopover in Berlin on 20 April after completing his visits to Sweden and the United Kingdom. During his visit, PM will meet Chancellor Merkel and the two leaders will exchange views on a number of bilateral, regional and global issues," read a statement issued by the MEA.

"This will be the first meeting between the two leaders since Chancellor Merkel began her fourth term on 14 March 2018," it said.