Sweden King, Queen arrive in Delhi on 5-day India visit

King Carl Gustaf of Sweden and wife Queen Silvia arrive to the gala banquet on the occasion of The Crown Prince's 50th birthday at Christiansborg Palace on May 26, 2018 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Some 350 guest participated in the event (Photo by Ole Jensen/Getty Images)

King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden arrived here on Monday on a five-day India visit.

The King will have meetings with President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on ways to further boost bilateral ties between the two nations.

Apart from Delhi, the royal couple is scheduled to visit Mumbai and Uttarakhand.

In Delhi, the King and Queen are scheduled to visit Jama Masjid, Red Fort and Gandhi Smriti on Monday.

It is King Gustaf's third visit to India.

The King is leading a high-level business delegation from his country.

"Several documents on furthering bilateral engagement are likely to be signed," officials said.

The ties between India and Sweden have been on an upward trajectory in the last few years. The bilateral trade volume was $3.37 billion in 2018.

"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," the MEA had said. 

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