Norway Prime Minister To Visit India Next Week, Hold Talks With PM Modi

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Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg will arrive in India on January 7. (File)

New Delhi:

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg will pay a three-day visit to India next week during which she will hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on a host of issues.

Ms Solberg, who will arrive in India on January 7, will deliver the inaugural address at the Raisina Dialogue and address India-Norway Business Summit during her visit, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said in a statement.

She will also call on President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will also meet Ms Solberg.

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The upcoming visit of Prime Minister Solberg will provide an opportunity to the two sides to review the progress in bilateral cooperation and discuss ways to further expand the multi-faceted partnership in areas of common interest, the MEA said.

"India and Norway enjoy close and multi-faceted ties. Economic and technical cooperation are important facets of our bilateral relation. More than 100 Norwegian companies have invested in India in areas such as ship-building, petroleum related services, hydropower, clean energy and IT services," it said.

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