PM Modi meets Nordic leaders, discusses bilateral ties

ANI | Updated: Apr 17, 2018 22:55 IST

Stockholm [Sweden], Apr 17 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday met with the Prime Ministers of Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Norway respectively, ahead of the Indo-Nordic summit.

The Prime Minister first met with his Danish counterpart Løkke Rasmussen and signed bilateral agreements on animal husbandry, dairying and urban development.

Prime Minister Modi then met with his Icelandic counterpart Katrin Jakobsdottir.

During the meeting, the Prime Minister called for Icelandic companies to invest in India and further strengthen collaboration in geothermal energy, blue economy, education, tourism and culture.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with his Finnish counterpart Juha Sipila. The two sides discussed on how to deepen cooperation further in the fields of energy, space and education.

He then finally met with his Norwegian counterpart Erna Solberg, wherein both sides discussed ways on further collaboration in trade and investment, shipping and port-development, blue economy, renewable energy, health, Information Technology (IT) and green transport solutions.

Later today, the Prime Minister and his Swedish counterpart Stefan Lofven will co-chair the first-ever Indo-Nordic summit.

Finally, he will address a community event for the Indian diaspora in Stockholm University before flying to the United Kingdom today.

On Monday, Prime Minister Modi arrived in Sweden on a historic visit, in what was the first visit by an Indian Prime Minister after 30 years.

The Prime Minister is currently on a five-day visit to Sweden, the United Kingdom and Germany. (ANI)