India and Sweden on 1 June 2015 signed 6 agreements to boost ties and restart the bilateral strategic dialogue. The agreements were inked in presence of President Pranab Mukherjee, who is on a state visit to Sweden.
Mukherjee is the first ever Indian head of state to visit Sweden and will be in the country from 31 May to 2 June 2015.
It aims to develop close and long term cooperation in the field of sustainable development and protection of the environment through dialogue and interaction on global sustainable urban development issues, exchange of knowledge, institutional cooperation and commercial relations.
It aims at promoting partnership projects, institution to institution and enterprise to enterprise cooperation related to MSMEs.
It will facilitate entry of citizens of India and Sweden who are holders of diplomatic passports into their respective countries with the aim to strengthen the friendly relations
It was signed to encourage collaboration in the areas of Polar (Antarctic and Arctic) and Ocean Research by enhancing scientific capabilities, conducting joint research and survey activities, exchange of informational material on education, training and research matters, etc.
It was signed between the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and the Swedish Research Council for Health Working Life and Welfare (FORTE).
It is complimentary to the ongoing cooperation between India and Sweden covering the area of health and is for increasing bilateral cooperation in the fields of pharmacovigilance, electronic submissions in related matter and clinical trials among others.