India, Sweden to hold virtual summit to discuss COVID-19 crisis, bilateral relations

India, Sweden to hold virtual summit to discuss COVID-19 crisis, bilateral relations

New Delhi: With a focus on jointly dealing with COVID-19 pandemic, Joint Innovation Partnership and Sustainable Technologies, India and Sweden will hold a virtual summit on Friday (March 5). The summit will be a Prime ministerial level one, with Indian PM Narendra Modi and Swedish PM Stefan Löfven taking part in the meet.

This is the second Nordic country with which India is holding a virtual summit. Last year Indian PM held a virtual summit with Denmark’s leadership.

India’s Ministry of External Affairs in a statement said, “During the Summit, the two leaders will hold comprehensive discussions on the entire spectrum of the bilateral relations and exchange views on regional and global issues including further strengthening of cooperation in the post COVID era.”

Other key focus areas will be Healthcare, Biotech, Smart Cities, Smart Grids, Circular Economy and Artificial intelligence. India will also be inviting Swedish companies to take part in India’s “make in India” program and setting up R&D hubs.

News Source: Zee News

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