President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday attended a round table discussion with business leaders and entrepreneurs of India and Sweden in Stockholm and also addressed a Business Seminar on the topic 'India-Sweden Partnership -Co-creating a brighter future'.
President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday attended a round table discussion with business leaders and entrepreneurs of India and Sweden in Stockholm and also addressed a Business Seminar on the topic ‘India-Sweden Partnership -Co-creating a brighter future’.
President Mukherjee assured the CEOs that the Government of India is responsive to industry and investors. It is creating an appropriate atmosphere in the country to promote investment and manufacturing. A constant dialogue between investors and officials will help at the arrival of solutions to specific problems.
President Mukherjee addressed a Business Seminar later, saying India-Sweden business relations date back to the early 20th century when Ericsson brought manual switches and telephone systems to India.
He also urged businessmen of both sides to reinvent India-Sweden relations and give it new dimensions. Welcoming the enthusiasm shown by Swedish firms in investing in India, he said the three Ds of India – Democracy, Demography and Demand will ensure that their investments are a huge success.
The Swedish CEOs said they are planning to increase their investments and employ more people in India. They warmly welcomed the Government’s ‘Make in India’ Initiative as well as other reform measures underway while they also drew attention to the challenges in doing business in India.
President Mukherjee also announced the grant of e-Tourist visa for all Swedish nationals at the occasion.