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Royals of Sweden arrive in Uttarakhand; will visit Ram Jhula Bridge

Dehradun: King of Sweden Carl XVI Gustaf and his wife Queen Silvia arrived in Uttarakhand on Thursday to visit the Ram Jhula Bridge in Rishikesh and Bathing Ghat in Haridwar.

They were received by Uttarakhand’s Protocol Minister Dhan Singh Rawat at the Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun.

The royal couple are a on a five-day visit to India in a bid to strengthen bilateral ties. According to a statement released, King will explore opportunities for Swedish companies in Namami Gange programme and also visit the Serai Sewage Treatment Plant in Haridwar for water treatment technologies.

On Wednesday, the Swedish royals actively participated in a cleanliness campaign at the Versova beach in Mumbai.

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