Minister for Business, Industry and Innovation Ibrahim Baylan to take part in State Visit to India
Minister for Business, Industry and Innovation Ibrahim Baylan will travel to India on 1 December to take part in the State Visit by the King and Queen. The Innovation Partnership and Sweden and India’s economic exchange are two of the areas that Mr Baylan will highlight during the visit.
Mr Baylan will meet Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan and Commerce and Industry minister Piyush Goyal for discussions on current bilateral issues and cooperation.
Since 2018, Sweden and India have had a joint innovation partnership to deepen cooperation between the two countries and contribute to sustainable growth and new job opportunities. During the State Visit, a high-level dialogue will be held on innovation policy, involving Swedish and Indian representatives from government agencies, academia and business. The dialogue, which will be attended by the King and Queen and by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is an important step in developing the Innovation Partnership.
“Sweden and India have a great deal to gain from cooperation on innovation if we are to be able to tackle the challenges of the future, for a sustainable society and for our countries’ competitiveness. I look forward to discussing these issues with high-level Indian representatives,” says Mr Baylan.
At the Climate Action Summit in New York in September, Sweden and India launched a global leadership group to drive the climate transition in heavy industry. During the State Visit, Mr Baylan will discuss this work and other important issues with Indian decision-makers and business leaders.
Mr Baylan is part of the Swedish State Visit being paid by the King and Queen, in which Minister for Foreign Affairs Ann Linde and a large Swedish business delegation are also participating. Mr Baylan will take part in the programme in New Delhi on 2 and 3 December, and in Mumbai on 4 December.
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