Indian PM Modi in Sweden for first India-Nordic summit

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, right, attend a news conference after the signing of the Innovation an

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, right, shake hands after the signing of the Innovation and Partnership

Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Lofven and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left, walk from Sagerska House to the government building Rosenbad in

Sweden's Mikael Damberg, right, Minister for Enterprise and Innovation and India's Ruchi Ghanashyam Secretary West, left, sign an Innovation and Partn

Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Lofven and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left, walk from Sagerska House to the government building Rosenbad in

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets with Swedish Crown Princess Victoria at the Royal Palace in Stockholm, Tuesday April 17, 2018. Modi is on a

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, centre, is greeted by Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, left, on his arrival at Arlanda Airport in Stockholm

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven have held talks that focused on trade, growth, global security and climate.

Lofven announced a new innovation partnership worth 50 million kronor ($6 million) between the two countries that he said would be good "for job creation as well as for the climate."

After lunch with Lofven on Tuesday, Modi will meet with the five Nordic prime ministers for the first India-Nordic Summit.

Modi's next stop is London, where he plans to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. Britain is seeking to bolster its trade ties in anticipation of Brexit.

The Indian prime minister is unlikely to meet there with Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi due to the generally hostile relations between Pakistan and India.