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PM Modi, Norwegian PM Solberg hold talks in Delhi

Solberg arrived in New Delhi on Monday on a three-day visit to India. She is accompanied by senior officials from her government and a large business delegation.

Solberg was accorded ceremonial reception at forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan this morning. She paid homage to Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj called on the visiting dignitary.

During the talks in the afternoon, both sides reviewed the progress in bilateral cooperation and discussed ways to further expand the multifaceted partnership in areas of common interest.

Several agreements were signed after the talks, including one on facilitating dialogue to boost bilateral trade which currently stands at 1.2 billion dollars.

India and Norway enjoy close and multifaceted ties and economic and technical cooperation are important facets of the bilateral relations.

Solberg will call on President Ram Nath Kovind in the evening.

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