Stockholm, April 17: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday started his official engagements in Sweden by calling on King Carl XVI Gustaf at the Royal Palace here.
“Royal start to the day! PM @narendramodi called on His Majesty the King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.
“Leaders exchanged views on strengthening bilateral cooperation across several sectors,” Kumar said.
Modi arrived here on Monday evening on the first leg of his three-nation tour of Europe that will also see him going to Britain and Germany.
Later on Tuesday, Modi will hold a bilateral summit with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven following which a number of agreements are expected to be signed.
This apart, Modi and Lofven will attend a round table of Swedish CEOs.
India and Sweden will on Tuesday also co-host the first ever India-Nordic Summit, where, apart from Modi and Lofven, the Prime Ministers of the other four Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Norway will also be present.
Modi will hold separate bilateral meetings with the leaders of the other four Nordic countries on the sidelines of the summit.
He will also attend an Indian community event at Stockholm University late on Tuesday night before departing for London on the second leg of his visit.–IANS