Modi to deliver keynote address at World Economic Forum

RSTV Bureau
Prime Minister at BRICS summit in Xiamen, China.

File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to Switzerland on January 22 to attend the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos. PM Modi will also deliver the keynote address at the plenary session on January 23.

PM Modi’s participation in the summit will be the first by an Indian prime minister in more than two decades. The last Indian Prime Minister to attend the summit in Davos was HD Deve Gowda in 1997.

PM Modi will be in Davos for two days. More than 3,000 global leaders, including CEOs, heads of state and government, artists and civil society members will attend the summit, which has the theme ‘Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World’.

In a statement last month announcing its co-chairs for the 2018 meeting, the WEF had said that over 3,000 leaders, representing 100 countries, will gather in a collaborative effort to shape the global, regional and industry agendas, with a commitment to improve the state of the world.

The Indian delegation will be the largest-ever with as many as six union ministers, two chief ministers, several top government officials and over 100 CEOs, figuring among the registered participants.

(With inputs from agencies)