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PM Modi to deliver keynote speech at WEF in Davos

On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told top CEOs in Davos that India means business and presents exciting opportunity for the global businesses.

india Updated: Jan 23, 2018 12:33 IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Swiss Federal President Alain Berset shake hands prior to a meeting one day before the start of the 48th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.(AP Photo)

The World Economic Forum officially gets underway on Tuesday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivering the keynote speech.

There will be much interest in Modi, who follows on from Chinese President Xi Jinping’s address to the global elite at last year’s event. Xi portrayed his country as a champion of free trade on the same week Trump was inaugurated president.

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Modi is expected to tout India’s economic successes and stress that his country is also open for business.

On Monday, PM Modi told top CEOs in Davos that India means business and presents exciting opportunity for the global businesses.

Addressing a roundtable before a dinner meet, Modi narrated India’s growth story.

He was accompanied by top government officials including Vijay Gokhale, Jai Shankar and Ramesh Abhishek.

Under the tagline of “India means business”, the roundtable was attended by 40 CEOs of global companies and 20 from India.

After the meeting, MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted about Modi narrating India’s growth story and presenting exciting opportunities for global business in India at Davos.

On Tuesday, he will also interact with the members of international business community of the WEF.

Modi is the first Indian prime minister to attend Davos summit in 20 years.

First Published: Jan 23, 2018 10:58 IST