Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg’s second day in India started with a ceremonial reception and was followed by meetings with PM Modi and external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj.

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg was accorded a ceremonial reception by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Rashtrapati Bhavan Tuesday morning. The two heads of state later held talks about strengthening bilateral relations and economic ties.

Solberg arrived on Monday for a three-day visit to India. She arrived with her country’s senior officials and a large business delegation. So far business entities from the two nations signed 15 MoUs across various sectors.

The first visit by a Norwegian prime minister to India in a decade, it holds the potential to increase and strengthen bilateral economic relations.

After her ceremonial reception, PM Solberg was called upon  by external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives for the ceremonial reception of Norwegian PM Erna Solberg at Rashtrapati Bhawan on Tuesday | Praveen Jain/The Print
Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures as vehicle carrying Norway PM Erna Solberg pulls up inside the Rashtrapati Bhawan on Tuesday | Praveen Jain/The Print
Norway PM Erna Solberg inspects the Guard of honour during ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhawan on Tuesday. This is Solberg’s first state visit to India | Praveen Jain/The Print
Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and Erna Solberg smile for the cameras at the ceremonial reception. Solberg delivered the inaugural address at the Raisina Dialogue and will also address the India-Norway Business Summit during her visit | Praveen Jain/The Print
L-R: Union ministers Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Prakash Javadekar and Gajendra Singh Shekhawat were present at the ceremonial reception. Praveen Jain/The Print

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