PM Narendra Modi Leaves For World Economic Forum in Davos, Leads Largest-ever Indian Delegation
New Delhi, January 22: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday left for Davos, Switzerland, to attend the 48th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum. The Prime Minister is leading the largest-ever Indian delegation to the forum.
Six Union Ministers, two chief ministers, over 100 CEOs and several other high-profile attendees from India will be are a part of the India contingent at the forum. Even Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan will talk about creating a change in India through women empowerment.
According to a report in Doordarshan News, this will be the first time that India will host the welcome reception, where yoga will also be showcased along with cuisine from across the country. The Prime Minister will deliver the opening plenary address on Thursday.
— Doordarshan News (@DDNewsLive) January 22, 2018
The theme of the Forum is “Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World” which, according to Modi, is both “thoughtful and appropriate”. “The existing and emerging challenges to the contemporary international system and global governance architecture deserve serious attention of leaders, governments, policy makers, corporates and civil societies around the world,” Modi tweeted.
The Prime Minister will share his vision for India’s future engagement with the international community. “In recent years, India’s engagement with the outside world has become truly and effectively multi-dimensional covering the political, economic, people to people, security and other spheres,” Modi added.
Apart from attending the Forum, Modi will hold separate bilateral meetings with the President of the Swiss Confederation Alain Berset and Sweden Prime Minister Stefan Lofven. “I am confident that these bilateral meetings would be fruitful and give a boost to our relations with these countries and further strengthen economic engagement,” Modi tweeted.
This year, over 3,000 global leaders from business, government, politics, academia and social sectors are participating at the Summit which will conclude on January 26.