India, Sweden to strengthen defense and security cooperation, agree on ‘innovation partnership’
India and Sweden have decided to strengthen cooperation in defense and security sectors. Both have agreed to strengthen solidarity with the new strategic partnership. Indian Prime Minister Modi arrived in Sweden on Monday night as part of a five-day foreign tour. At the Stockholm airport, the Sweden country’s Prime Minister Stephen Loffen greeted. Later the bilateral talks held with Lofen in the Sweden Prime Minister’s Office.
Discussions on bilateral and regional issues with Lofen have been fruitful, Foreign Relations Representative Ramesh Kumar said. “Meeting was held with the King of Sweden, Prime Minister of the country, Discussions with the leaders of the four Nordic countries, Roundtable meeting with Swedish CEO’s and the Prime Minister of India-Nordic Summit and Community Event, along with opposition leaders.” Both leaders shared their ideas on innovations, trade, investment, culture, regional and multilateral cooperation.
India and Sweden on Tuesday agreed to strengthen cooperation in areas of defense production and cyber-security.https://t.co/QcIVObg68c
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Modi spoke at the convention of 4 Nordic countries (Finland, Iceland, Denmark, Norway) jointly organized by India and Sweden. They discussed separately with the leaders of the countries. After the visit to Sweden, the Prime Minister headed to Britain (Greenwich Time) on Tuesday night. He participates in the CHOGM (meeting of the Commonwealth Heads of Government) in Britain. The bilateral meeting will take place with Queen Elizabeth II along with Prime Minister Theresa May at Britain.
Talks on cooperation with Sweden in India’s development: Modi
After meeting, Modi and Lofen made a joint statement to the media. “We are focused on how Sweden can help India in the development of India. Sweden has been a strong supporter of Make In India since its inception. In 2016, Loffen participated in the Make In India Program along with their business delegates. Both countries agreed to a new partnership and joint action plan.
Innovations, investments, startups, production etc. play a key role in cooperation between the two countries. We are also giving preference to renewable energy, urban transport, and valuation, “Modi made a statement. “Sweden is a partner in the field of defense. Defense and security issues, including security and cybersecurity, awareness made on topics” the prime minister said.
Sweden’s Prime Minister Lofen has praised that India is growing as an international force. In the US statement, he stated that the two countries are the good pair. The discussion held on cooperation in green technology and smart cities by the two country leaders. From the Swedish Prime Minister’s residence, the Indian Prime Minister Modi walked with Lafène to the office.
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For anti-Indian demonstration which is happening at Parliament Square, headed by Lord Ahamed, a member of Parliment, who belongs to Pakistan. In the name of Punjab Referendum 2020 Khalistan, the UK Sikh Federation has demonstrated banners on buses in London and showing their protest.