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Digital summit between Swedish Prime Minister Löfven and Indian Prime Minister Modi

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On Friday 5 March, Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will participate in a digital summit with Indian Prime Minister Narenda Modi.

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“I look forward to tomorrow’s summit with India – not least the discussions on how we can strengthen cooperation to combat the pandemic and build more resilient, sustainable and gender equal societies after COVID-19. We will present a series of initiatives on themes such as climate change, innovation and coordinated health efforts,” says Mr Löfven.

The summit will therefore focus particularly on innovation, environmental technologies and coordinated health efforts, in addition to a range of new joint initiatives that will be presented. Swedish-Indian cooperation in these areas will be deepened within the scope of the action plan and innovation partnership established at the 2018 summit, when Mr Modi visited Stockholm. 

Climate cooperation will be strengthened within the Leadership Group for Industry Transition (LeadIT) that Mr Löfven and Mr Modi launched during the UN summit in New York in 2019. LeadIT pushes for climate transition in heavy and energy-intensive industries – a collaboration that an increasing number of countries and businesses are joining.

India plays an important role in the global arena. Regional development and our cooperation in support of international peace, nhsecurity and multilateralism – including within the UN and together with the EU – will be discussed during the meeting.

India is also an important economic partner for Sweden and opportunities to strengthen trade, exports and investments will be discussed further. India is one of the world’s fastest-growing economies and the exchange between our countries is very important for jobs, businesses and growth in Sweden.