New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has left for his visit to Sweden. He will participate in the India Nordic Summit during his visit. Later, He will also visit the UK to participate in the Commonwealth of Nations Conference. The news is already making rounds that the Indian Prime Minister will be given a grand welcome in the UK . It is claimed that a well- cultured country like the UK will bypass the protocol to welcome the Indian Prime Minister.
In his visit to Sweden, Prime Minister Modi will conduct bilateral discussion with the country’s Prime Minister, Stefan Lofven. Agreements in the sectors like trade, investment, clean energy, smart cities will be signed during this visit. There are talks that an agreement in the defence sector also may be signed between both the countries. Prime Minister Modi will be addressing the Nordic summit in Sweden where Finland, Norway, Denmark and Iceland will also be participating. It is claimed that after this summit, India’s relations with all these countries will strengthen at all levels.
Prime Minister Modi will visit the UK after this. The media have claimed that there are elaborate preparations to welcome Prime Minister Modi. As per reports, special arrangements are being made to welcome Prime Minister Modi and even the protocol has been set aside for these preparations. These are indications of the importance the UK is attaching to its relations with India. Prime Minister Modi will participate in the Commonwealth of Nations Conference in this visit. According to a British daily, Prime Minister Modi was personally invited by Queen Elizabeth.
The British daily has given the reference of a senior British official as the source of the news. the UK has decided to exit the European Union and Prime Minister Theresa May had already declared that the UK will give more importance to its relations with India in view of ‘Brexit’. It is clear that the UK has realised that the India- UK cooperation has become valuable in the current international situation of uncertainty created after the Syrian attacks.
Meanwhile, saying that his current UK visit will energise the relations between India and the UK, Prime minister Modi expressed the certainty that this bilateral cooperation will provide the necessary impetus to many sectors.