Published: Tue, January 23, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

PM Modi reaches Switzerland to attend World Economic Forum meet at Davos

PM Modi reaches Switzerland to attend World Economic Forum meet at Davos

The official sessions will begin on Tuesday when PM Modi will deliver the "opening plenary", during which he is expected to pitch India as an open economy that is ready for investments from across the world and also as a major engine to drive the global economic growth. "Hope to find some love and friendship to keep me warm here". "Davos diaries", he wrote.

"Top bosses of multinational firms from 18 countries and 20 Indian CEOs will be attending the dinner", added the officer.

With exquisite Indian cuisines on the platter and live yoga sessions to showcase India's signature forte in health and wellness, the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) will kick off in the alpine Swiss resort of Davos on Monday.

In a series of tweets, he had also said, "At Davos, I look forward to sharing my vision for India's future engagement with the global community". Experts say the Prime Minister is likely to echo his 2014 Independence Day speech and hard sell India's key economic reforms and quick jump in World Bank's Ease of Doing Business rankings to invite global business players to come and "Make in India".

"I look forward to my first visit to the World Economic Forum at Davos, at the invitation of India's good friend and Founder of the WEF, Prof Klaus Schwab".


In light of the heavy snow that is falling around Davos, military and police officials are not sure how many people are preparing to protest against Mr Trump's visit. The two leaders had productive discussions on steps to further deepen our bilateral cooperation built upon our shared values of democracy and diversity, said Raveesh Kumar in one of his tweet.

Discussions are also underway with leading Indian organizations such as Assocham. the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Invest India and the Federations of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).

"No meeting is planned between the two Prime Ministers", Gokhale said.

Attracting investment to Canada is one of Justin Trudeau's main goals. PM Modi, however, is not accompanied by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who has chose to stay back to prepare for Union Budget 2018.

The Davos forum will host 1,900 business leaders and also more than 200 media executives, 50 prominent culture figures and over 30 "technology pioneers".

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