PM Modi reaches Switzerland; black money, NSG membership on agenda

  • PTI, Geneva
  • Updated: Jun 06, 2016 09:19 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Geneva on Monday as a part of his five-nation tour. (Twitter)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Geneva on Monday on the third leg of his five-nation tour with the issues of black money and India’s membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) high on agenda.

Modi will also hold talks with Swiss President Johann Schneider-Ammann to deepen bilateral and multilateral cooperation.

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Modi, who visited Afghanistan on Saturday, arrived in Switzerland after his two-day visit to Qatar during which he held talks with the leadership there on a host of issues.

“Bon Soir Geneve! A late night arrival in the picturesque Swiss city marks beginning of third leg of PM’s journey,” external affairs ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted.

Ahead of his five-nation tour, Modi described Switzerland as India’s key partner in Europe.

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“In Geneva, I will meet prominent businesspersons. Our agenda will be to expand economic and investment ties. I will meet Indian scientists working at CERN. India takes pride in their contribution to exploring new frontiers of science in the service of humanity,” Modi had said.

From Geneva, Modi will travel to the US and then to Mexico before returning to India.

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