Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven to visit India

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–       Leads high-level Swedish delegation to Make in India Week –

–       Bilateral meeting with PM Modi –

–To visit PUNE on Sunday 14th Feb 2016 —

Pune: Swedish Prime Minister Mr. Stefan Löfven arrives on a two-day visit to India on 13-14 February 2016 to participate in the Make in India Week in Mumbai. Swedish Prime Minister will also meet with Indian Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi for a bilateral dialogue.

Prime Minister Löfven will visit Pune which is a hub for Swedish companies since the 1960s. He will be in the city on Sunday 14thFebruary 2016.  The history of the Swedish companies in Pune started in 1957, when a large area of land was allocated to Swedish companies in the city of Pune, which was a strategically a good location considering the closeness to India’s commercial center in Mumbai.

In Pune Prime Minister visits the facilities of two Swedish majors – Tetra Pak and Ericsson. The Tetra Pak plant in Chakan, Pune is a state-of-the-art Swedish example with a modern footprint based on green technology which produces for the Indian market. The Ericsson plant will serve as an export hub for the company. Both examples of how Sweden makes in India.

Prime Minister Löfven leads a high-level delegation comprising State Secretaries, senior officials from the Swedish government, heads of agencies and industry leaders from Sweden to participate in the Make in India Week, where Sweden has the largest country pavilion with participation from 18 Swedish companies across all sectors.

The Prime Minister will inaugurate the Swedish Pavilion along with Prime Minister Modi, after which he will deliver the key note address at the ‘Sweden Seminar’ on Smart Manufacturing, along with a senior representative from the Indian side. Prime Minister will also participate in the Sweden India CEO Round Table together with Swedish and Indian industry leaders.