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The visit will put India's multilateral commitments front and centre, with PM Modi set to take part in the first India-Nordic Summit and the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). "It reflects the importance the UK attaches to the visit and shows the mature level of India-UK ties", said an official involved with the preparations for the visit.

On 18 April, the prime minister will hold a bilateral summit with his British counterpart Theresa May following which it is expected that several agreements will be signed.

Modi said he and Lofven would also interact with top business leaders of both the countries and chart out a future roadmap of cooperation in sectors such as trade and investment, science and technology, clean energy and smart cities.

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"In both cases, prime minister, it is your party which is in power", the letter continued.

"I will be visiting Sweden and the United Kingdom for bilateral meetings and for the India-Nordic Summit and the CHOGM during", Modi said in a statement ahead of the visit.

Modi would reach Britain on Wednesday.

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He said, Sweden is a valuable partner in India's development initiatives.

Organisers said the decision to host a smaller event than the grand diaspora event at Wembley Stadium during PM Modi's last visit to the United Kingdom in November 2015 was to enable the Indian diaspora from across the world to be able to participate. "I will be focusing on enhancing India-UK partnership in the areas healthcare, innovation, digitization, electric mobility, clean energy, and cyber security".

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.

India and Sweden are looking for some big outcomes at Tuesday's summit when Prime Minister Narendra Modi travels to Stockholm for a bilateral meeting and the first Indo-Nordic conference with Iceland, Finland, Denmark, Norway and Sweden.

He further said, "Under the theme of "Living Bridge", I will also have the opportunity to meet people from various walks of life who have enriched the multi-faceted India-UK relationship".

Apart from these two nations, he will also visit Germany on April 20 briefly.