Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for his five-day visit to Sweden and the UK on Monday, 16 April. He will briefly stop over at Berlin, Germany, on 20 April on his way back home.

Ahead of his visit, Modi said he was looking forward to deepening bilateral engagement with both the countries in a number of areas, including trade, investment and clean energy.

Togadia Slams PM’s Foreign Tour When ‘Daughters Are Not Safe’

Former VHP leader Pravin Togadia, who is going to sit on an indefinite fast here from tomorrow, kept up his attack on Narendra Modi saying the Prime Minister is going abroad when “daughters are not safe”.

The state spokesperson of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, meanwhile, came out in Togadia’s support, claiming that the entire Gujarat unit was behind the firebrand leader.

“Today our soldiers are not safe on borders, farmers are committing suicide and our daughters are not safe in their homes. And yet, our Prime Minister has embarked on a foreign tour,” Togadia said told reporters.

Modi To Call on The Queen in His London Visit

“My visit to London presents another opportunity for both countries to infuse fresh momentum to this growing bilateral engagement. I will be focusing on enhancing India-UK partnership in the areas of healthcare, innovation, digitisation, electric mobility, clean energy, and cyber security,” the prime minister said on his upcoming visit to the United Kingdom.

“Under the theme of ‘Living Bridge’, I will also have the opportunity to meet people from various walks of life who have enriched the multi-faceted India-UK relationship,” he said.

Modi would also call on the Queen, interact briefly with CEOs of the two nations who are working on a new agenda of economic partnership, launch an Ayurveda Centre of Excellence in London, and welcome the UK into the International Solar Alliance, as its newest member.

‘Historic Visit by PM Modi’: Indian Ambassador to Sweden and Latvia

The Indian Ambassador to Sweden and Latvia, Monika Kapil Mohta, hailed PM Modi’s impending Swedish visit as a ‘historic visit’, as it is the first in 30 years.

PM Itinerary in Sweden

In the first leg of his visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to Sweden’s capital Stockholm where he will hold extensive talks with Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, besides attending a India-Nordic summit.

Modi said he and Lofven would also interact with top business leaders of both the countries and chart out a future roadmap of cooperation in sectors such as trade and investment, science and technology, clean energy, and smart cities.

The Prime Minister said he would also call on King of Sweden Carl XVI Gustaf.

India and Sweden will also jointly organise the India-Nordic summit in Stockholm on Tuesday, 17 April, which is scheduled to be attended by the Prime Ministers of Finland, Norway, Denmark and Iceland.

“Opportunity for India, UK to Infuse Fresh Momentum”

From Sweden, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to the UK on Tuesday, 17 April, where he will also attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), besides holding bilateral talks with his British counterpart Theresa May.

“My visit to London presents another opportunity for both countries to infuse fresh momentum to this growing bilateral engagement. I will be focusing on enhancing India-UK partnership in the areas of healthcare, innovation, digitisation, electric mobility, clean energy, and cyber security,” the Prime Minister of India said.

He further added, “Under the theme of ‘Living Bridge,’ I will also have the opportunity to meet people from various walks of life who have enriched the multi-faceted India-UK relationship.”

Modi said he would also call on the Queen, interact briefly with CEOs of the two nations who are working on a new agenda of economic partnership, launch an Ayurveda Centre of Excellence in London, and welcome the UK into the International Solar Alliance, as its newest member.

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