Prime Minister Narendra Modi to deliver global address in United Kingdom this week

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Modi's packed itinerary includes a day of bilateral meetings with Prime Minister Theresa May and others in the British government, and the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.

From Sweden, Modi will later tomorrow travel to the United Kingdom where he will also attend the CHOGM, besides holding bilateral talks with his British counterpart Theresa May. India and Sweden share warm and friendly ties. Besides participation in Common Wealth's meetings, Modi will take part in bilateral talks in order to sign a dozen agreements to boost Delhi-London ties.

India is also a market of growing significance for Sweden; more than 160 Swedish companies are now established in India, including powerhouses like Ikea and H&M, who are both expanding in the market. Officials have said PM Modi will be received at the airport by PM Lofven, in an unprecedented gesture for Norway. During his visit the Prime Minister is also expected to hold brief talks with King of Sweden Carl XVI Gustaf. It will be only the second time that all five Nordic countries will have a summit with one country, the only other time was with the U.S. during Barack Obama's term.

They also called upon the prime minister to reach out to the families of the victims in Unnao and Kathua and "seek their forgiveness on behalf of all of us", fast-track the prosecution of the perpetrators in the Kathua case and set up a court directed Special Investigative Team in the Unnao incident.


Modi will be in London on 18 April, where he is also scheduled to make a globally televised address. Sweden is a valuable partner in our development initiatives. The India-UK CEOs Forum will also take place during this visit. I will be focusing on enhancing India-UK partnership in the areas of healthcare, innovation, digitisation, electric mobility, clean energy, and cyber security.

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

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who will is to arrive at London on a four-day visit to the United Kingdom on Tuesday, is the only head of government to be offered bilateral meetings ahead of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), according to senior officials.

Apart from these two nations, he will also visit Germany on April 20 briefly. On April 19-20, he will attend Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London.

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