King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden will arrive New Delhi today. Apart from the official programme in Delhi, the royal couple is scheduled to visit Mumbai and Uttarakhand during their six-day tour.
This is the third visit of King Gustaf of Sweden to India. The visiting dignitary will have meetings with President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on bilateral and multilateral issues of mutual interest. Several documents on furthering bilateral engagement are likely to be signed.
India and Sweden have a bilateral trade turnover of 3.37 billion dollars and cumulative investments of about 2.5 billion dollars. Bilateral relations between both the countries are friendly and based on principles of democracy and transparency, right to freedom, and rule of law. Regular interactions in political, business, scientific and academic spheres have provided dynamism to bilateral ties.