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Swedish royal couple in India on 5-day visit
Swedish royal couple in India on 5-day visit

New Delhi, Dec 2 (TIWN) Swedish royal couple King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia arrived here on Monday on a five-day state visit and were accorded a ceremonial welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

According to a revised itinerary issued by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), the royal couple is scheduled to arrive in the national capital in the morning. They were earlier scheduled to arrive on Sunday.  The visit is taking place at the invitation of President Ram Nath Kovind. This is the Swedish King's third visit to India, the earlier visits being in 1993 and 2005.  The Swedish King will meet External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar. Following this, the visiting dignitary will receive a guard of honour at the Rashtrapati Bhawan.  The royal couple will lay a wreath at Rajghat, the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi.

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