Modi leaves for Sweden on his three-nation tour of Europe

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The Prime Minister said, this is his first visit to Sweden and India and Sweden share warm and friendly ties. Commenting on the summit, PM Modi said, "The Nordic countries have globally recognised strengths in clean technologies, environmental solutions, ports modernisation, cold-chains, skill development and innovation". Ahead of the PM's departure, India's Ambassador to Sweden and Latvia, Monika Kapil Mohta, has revealed an "exceptional gesture" to be extended by the Sweden PM.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived on Monday evening in Stockholm, Sweden on the first leg of his three-nation tour of Europe that will also see him going to Britain and Germany.

Chairman Kashmir Council EU Mr Ali Raza Syed called upon British Government to raise issue of human rights of oppressed people of Jammu and Kashmir during upcoming visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to UK. Our partnership is based on democratic values and commitment to an open, inclusive and rule-based global order.

He said, India and Sweden will jointly organize the India-Nordic Summit in Stockholm on Tuesday with the Prime Ministers of Finland, Norway, Denmark and Iceland.

The Nordic countries are leaders in green technologies and sustainable development, and the Ministry of External Affairs has said they could be ideal partners for the Modi government's flagship programmes like Swachh Bharat and Smart Cities. Nordic competencies fit well with our vision for India's transformation, "the PM said". He will also meet Indian-origin scientists working on cancer research, malaria and other tropical diseases before going in to the India-UK CEOs Forum.

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Earlier, he visited the United Kingdom in November 2015.

" I am confident that these visits to Sweden and United Kingdom will be useful in enhancing our engagement with these countries, " the PM said.

Calling the two points "a moment of existential crisis, a turning point", the letter suggested that the government's response will determine if the nation will overcome the crisis.

After Stockholm, Modi travels to London to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, where Britain hopes to bolster its trade ties around the world in anticipation of Brexit.

On the sidelines of the "unprecedented" welcome, PM Modi will also be greeted with some protests at Parliament Square on Wednesday afternoon, being spearheaded by Pakistani-origin peer, Lord Ahmed, and bringing together UK-based Kashmiri and Sikh groups.

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