Published: Sat, January 20, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

PM Modi to showcase India's growth story at Davos

PM Modi to showcase India's growth story at Davos

"It matters if you hear it from the leader", he added.

The Swiss government statement on topics for the meeting of the two leaders did not mention black money, an issue which has been central to most of the high-level deliberations between the two countries.

The trade pact talks had started in October 2008 and several rounds of negotiations have taken place since then.

The two-way trade between the regions dropped to Dollars 19 billion in 2016-17, from USD 21.5 billion in 2015-16. Prime Minister Modi is expected to talk about the recent reforms undertaken by his govt and India's rising economic heft which make India an investment destination for the entire world. "The country is seeing the biggest jump in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)".

On the sidelines of the Forum, the Prime Minister is scheduled to hold a number of bilateral and multilateral meetings with Heads of State, representatives of global organizations and business companies.

Nice Friday and Saturday with a rain chance Sunday
Saturday night , expect a slight chance of drizzle with patchy fog after 7 p.m., according to the weather service. Tuesday night , the low will be around 24 with partly cloudy skies, according to the weather service.

The meeting will also see the largest ever proportion of women leaders (21 per cent), with all co-chairs being women this time, including social entrepreneur Chetna Sinha from India and International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde. He will also have a bilateral meeting with Alain Berset, President of the Swiss Confederation on January 22. The WEF, which describes itself as an global organisation for public-private cooperation and was established in 1971 as a not-for-profit foundation, hosts its annual meeting in Davos every year in January.

"Many top bureaucrats are also made observers during the elections that also hamper governance", Prime Minister Modi said.

Federal Councillor Ueli Maurer, the vice president of the Federal Council and head of the Federal Department of Finance (FDF), will hold meetings with numerous counterparts and representatives from worldwide bodies.

The first research paper, New Concept for Europe, is the result of a six-month consultation with leaders from business, government, academia and civil society and young people.

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