New Delhi: Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of the Kingdom of Sweden will pay a State Visit to India from 1-6 December 2019 at the invitation of President Ram Nath Kovind. This is His Majesty’s third visit to India, the earlier visits being in the years 1993 and 2005.
Apart from official programme in Delhi, the Royal couple is scheduled to visit Mumbai and Uttarakhand.
During the visit, His Majesty will have meetings with President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and call on by the External Affairs Minister on bilateral and multilateral issues of mutual interest.
India and Sweden have a bilateral trade turnover of US $ 3.37 billion (2018) and cumulative investments of about US $ 2.5 billion (since year 2000). His Majesty will lead a high-level business delegation for engagements with Indian counterparts. Several documents on furthering bilateral engagement are likely to be signed.
Bilateral relations between India and Sweden 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 our bilateral ties.