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WEF 2018 Highlights: PM Modi arrives in Davos

More than 60 heads of state and government, plus hundreds of business leaders, academics, civil society advocates and celebrities are meeting in Davos from Tuesday to Friday.

Davos Summit 2018 Updated: Jan 23, 2018 01:19 IST
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PM Narendra Modi arrives in Zurich, will leave for Davos for the World Economic Forum.
PM Narendra Modi arrives in Zurich, will leave for Davos for the World Economic Forum.(ANI Photo)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today arrived in Davos to attend the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meet where he would share his vision for India’s future engagements with the international community.

Modi, the first Indian prime minister to attend the summit in two decades, would deliver the opening plenary address at the summit on Tuesday.

He would also attend the welcome reception by India and later host a dinner for global CEOs.

More than 60 heads of state and government, plus hundreds of business leaders, academics, civil society advocates and celebrities are meeting in Davos from Tuesday to Friday, an event featuring roughly 400 debates and panels on topics like action on the environment, the outlook for Africa, and ways that refugees can contribute to their host countries.

Below are the highlights:

11:44pm: PM Narendra Modi meets President of Swiss Confederation Alain Berset in Davos

11:40pm: Actor Shah Rukh Khan receives Crystal Award in Davos

8:20pm: Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu with officials of the Govt of the Canton of Zurich, Switzerland in Davos (ANI Photo)

8:00pm: Authorities in Davos, Switzerland, have rejected a request by left-wing groups to stage a protest during the World Economic Forum, saying heavy snowfall means there’s not enough space, reports Associated Press

6:00pm: The Swiss military is stationing 4,377 troops in and around Davos, Switzerland, to provide security for this year’s meetings at the World Economic Forum

5:55pm: PM Modi will interact with global business community members, besides delivering his keynote address, on Tuesday.