Indian Prime Minister meets Swedish Prime Minister in New York

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven in New York on 25 September. According to Official Spokesperson Shri Vikas Swarup, the Swedish PM told the Prime Minister that his country was very keen to keep up the momentum which had been generated following President Pranab Mukherjee’s visit and would like the cooperation with India to continue at a faster pace. The Prime Minister invited Sweden to become a part of the ‘Make in India’ programme, ‘Skills India’ programme and the ‘Smart Cities’ project and also outlined the opportunities that awaited Swedish investments in areas such as railways and renewable energy. There was also substantive discussion on the phenomena of ISIS. There was a discussion on the UNSC reform where, according to the Official Spokesperson Shri Swarup, ‘once again there was a meeting of minds’. “Both Prime Ministers agreed that the UN needs to be reformed, the 70th anniversary presented a useful opportunity to affect the much needed reform. He reiterated the Swedish support for India as a permanent member of reformed and expanded Security Council”, he added.