Prime Minister Modi met the King of Sweden King Carl XVI Gustaf in the morning followed by a walk with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven from Sogerska to Rosenbad.Earlier, Modi met the Indian diaspora outside a hotel in Sweden minutes after arriving in the country to embark on his two-day visit as part of the Indo-Nordic summit.They collectively appreciated the presence of the Prime Minister in Sweden while highlighting the fact that after a gap of 30 years an Indian Prime Minister has visited Sweden.He will later meet the leaders of Nordic nations – the first visit by an Indian leader in 30 years.Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven received Modi at the airport. Modi, who is on the first leg of his five-day foreign tour, will also travel to the UK where he will attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).Also readPM Modi arrives in Sweden to warm welcome, received by Swedish premier Stefan Lofven at airport “A relationship that has grown in intensity over the years and has a huge potential! PM @narendramodi met with @SwedishPM Stefan Löfven. The two leaders had a productive exchange of views on bilateral and regional issues,” tweeted MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar.Prime Minister Modi will then attend the India-Nordic Summit and Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Sweden.The community event is scheduled to be held at the Stockholm University in the evening after which Prime Minister Modi will depart for London at around 8:30 p.m. (Sweden local time).The forthcoming visit of Prime Minister Modi’s visit to the UK will focus on enhancing India-UK tech partnership. He will attend the CHOGM in London from April 19 to 20.After concluding his visits to Sweden and the UK, the Prime Minister will meet Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin for a brief while and both the leaders will exchange views on a number of bilateral, regional and global issues. With ANI Inputs

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After meeting Swedish PM, PM Modi calls on nation’s monarch; will address Nordic leaders later in the evening