Leaving the Bofors saga behind India and Sweden have started off on a new journey following the mid-2015 visit by President Pranab Mukherjee. As it is, the President’s visit was the first-ever by the Indian head of state to Stockholm. Now, Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven will visit India to hold a top-level meeting with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi. His two-day February 13-14 visit will coincide with the inauguration of the ‘Make in India (MII) Week’.
The importance of the meeting is visible in the high-level delegation Lofven would lead and would comprise State Secretaries, senior officials, heads of agencies and industry leaders from Sweden to participate in the ‘Make in India Week’, where Sweden has the largest country pavilion with participation from 18 of its top companies across all sectors.
Significantly, Lofven will inaugurate the Swedish Pavilion along with Modi, after which he will deliver the keynote address at the ‘Sweden Seminar’ on smart manufacturing, along with a senior representative from the Indian side. He will also participate in the Sweden India CEO Round Table together with Swedish and Indian industry leaders.