PM Modi to host global CEOs at Davos summit

ANI | Updated: Jan 19, 2018 17:46 IST

New Delhi [India], Jan. 19 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will host a dinner for the leading global chief executive officers at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Summit at Davos, Switzerland, on January 22.

Industrial Policy and Promotion (IPP) Secretary Ramesh Abhishek said, "Our Prime Minister will host a dinner with the global chief executive officers, along with the Indian CEOs on January 22."

"At least 60 participants will participate - with big names such as Airbus and Toyota. In this session, Prime Minister Modi will address the business opportunities in India, which will benefit the economy", he added.

Prime Minister Modi will also chair a session of around 120 members of the International Business Forum (IBF), which would be held on the sidelines of the WEF summit.

The Prime Minister will also meet with the President of Switzerland, Alain Berset, during his one-day visit.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (MoS) Dr. Jitendra Singh and MoS, External Affairs M.J Akbar will also visit Davos and hold various sessions during the WEF summit.

The theme for this year's WEF summit is - "Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World".

Also, this is the first visit by an Indian Prime Minister to the summit, since former Prime Minister H. Deve Gowda's visit in 1997. (ANI)