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Nordic Sustainable Cities on the Indian-Nordic agenda

Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India greets Prime Minister of Iceland Katrín Jakobsdóttir with Prime Minister of Sweden Stefan Löfven watching. Photo: Henrik Montgomery / TT / NTB scanpix
  • Published 20/04/2018
The synergies between Nordic Sustainable Cities and the Indian Smart Cities Mission was one of the talking points when Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with the five Nordic prime ministers in Stockholm.

Tuesday 17 April, Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, met with all the five Nordic prime ministers for the first ever India-Nordic Summit, hosted by the Swedish Prime Minister and the Indian Prime Minister in Stockholm.


One of the talking points of the summit was the Nordic Sustainable Cities project, and the prime ministers welcomed how the project aimed at supporting the Indian Smart Cities Mission.


Nordic Innovation has funded several Nordic-Indian activities through Nordic Sustainable Cities. Earlier this year, Nordic Innovation funded an India Urban Lab in Panjai, which is part of the Smart Cities Mission program in India. The four-day workshop lab saw Indian and Nordic experts joining forces to find sustainable solutions to Goa’s urban challenges.



Read more: Collaboration on tackling Goa’s urban challenges



During the Summit, the prime ministers pledged to deepen cooperation between the Nordic countries and India and discussed key issues related to global security, economic growth, innovation and climate change. The prime ministers reaffirmed the importance of free trade as a catalyst for achieving inclusive growth and realising UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.


Read the full joint press statement from the summit here:





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