PM Modi holds talks with Swedish PM Stefan Lofven on COVID-19 crisis

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a telephone conversation on Tuesday with his Swedish counterpart Stefan Lofven.

The two leaders discussed the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and the steps being taken in their respective countries for controlling its health and economic impacts.  

Modi and Lofven agreed on the potential for collaboration and data sharing between Indian and Swedish researchers and scientists, which would also contribute to the global efforts against COVID-19.  

They both promised to provide necessary facilitation and assistance for each other’s citizens, who may be stranded due to ongoing travel restrictions.

They also agreed that their officials would remain in touch to optimise availability of medical supplies for fighting COVID-19.