India and European Union are democratic superpowers, says Sweden PM


    India and European Union are democratic superpowers, states Sweden PM

    Indian PM Narendra Modi on Friday held a virtual summit with Swedish counterpart, the second such virtual top with any Nordic country.

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    Upgraded: Mar 6, 2021, 07: 56 AM IST

    In signs of growing ties and shared values in between India and Sweden, Prime Minister of Sweden Stefan Löfven at the virtual summit on Friday called “India and EU as democratic superpowers”. Indian PM held a virtual top with Swedish equivalent, the 2nd such virtual top with any Nordic country, the last being with Denmark in 2020.

    Stefan Löfven stated, “From our bilateral cooperation to multilateral local affairs, India and the European Union are democratic superpowers. As we join forces, to build back more inclusive societies, it is more vital than ever to reaffirm our shared worths and mutual dedication to democracy, guideline of law, gender equality, human rights and fundamental rights”.

    The remarks come even as European Union is keen to increase ties with New Delhi in the middle of an aggressive China. Remarkably, the statement comes at a time when a Washington-based NGO Flexibility home downgraded India as ‘partly complimentary’ from ‘complimentary’, explaining that civil liberties are being eroded in the country.

    During the one house long virtual top, both leaders went over a variety of problems, from Myanmar to terrorism to Sweden’s decision to sign up with the International Solar Alliance and restoring NSA level talks between the two countries.

    MEA’s Secretary west Vikas Swarup in response to a question from WION stated, “Both leaders revealed issues over current developments in Myanmar. PM Modi discussed that as a country that shares land and maritime border with Myanmar, we have the greatest stake in peace and stability because country”.

    Adding, “As a democracy ourselves, we have actually remained purchased supporting the democratic transition of Myanmar for it to emerge as a democratic federal union and recent developments are of deep issue to India”.

    One of the crucial results of the summit was the development of a Sweden-India Health Center at AIIMS-Jodhpur. New Delhi kept in mind defense as long-standing locations of cooperation in between the 2 nations, with Indian management understanding Swedish interest on Gripen fighter jets being produced in India.

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