Monika Kapil Mohta appointed Indian envoy to Sweden

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Sept. 17 (ANI): Monika Kapil Mohta has been appointed as the next envoy of India to Sweden. Mohta is an 1985 batch Indian Foreign Services officer and is presently the Additional Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs. Previously, she has served as the ambassador of India to Poland and Lithuania. She is expected to take up her assignment shortly. The two countries have a cordial relationship and growing economic cooperation. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Swedish counterpart Stefan Lofven last met in Mumbai on February 13 on the occasion of the 'Make in India' week, where the two heads welcomed the growing vigour in relations between the two countries. Both Prime Ministers recognized how the respective strengths and character of the two countries and economies together underpin the great potential in the bilateral partnership. They noted that India's economic development and rise as a global power has created new opportunities to further deepen and extend this partnership to foster economic growth and inclusive development in both countries as well as to meet global challenges. Prime Minister Modi also welcomed the high-level business delegation accompanying Prime Minister Lofven and both the leaders noted with satisfaction the upward trend in bilateral trade and investments. (ANI)