Norway PM Erna Solberg accorded ceremonial reception

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold talks with his Norwegian counterpart Ms Erna Solberg in New Delhi today. Ms Solberg arrived in New Delhi yesterday on a three-day visit to India.

She is accompanied by senior officials from her government and a large business delegation.

Ms Solberg was accorded ceremonial reception at forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan this morning. She paid homage to Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj called on the visiting dignitary.

During the talks in the afternoon, both sides will review the progress in bilateral cooperation and will discuss ways to further expand the multifaceted partnership in areas of common interest.

Several agreements will be signed after the talks including one on facilitating dialogue to boost bilateral trade which currently stands at 1.2 billion dollars.

India and Norway enjoy close and multifaceted ties and economic and technical cooperation are important facets of the bilateral relation. Ms Solberg will call on President Ram Nath Kovind in the evening.

The Hindu

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