Heavy snowfall at Davos ahead of WEF summit

ANI | Updated: Jan 22, 2018 01:26 IST

Davos [Switzerland], Jan 22 (ANI): Davos, a town in the Swiss Alps and also the venue for World Economic Forum (WEF) summit 2018 experienced a heavy snow on Sunday.

One of the residents termed the snowfall as "exceptional," in a Twitter post.

"The snow awaits you in Davos @minniemelange It's an exceptional snowfall for an exceptional year!," the tweet read.

Taking a potshot at United States President Donald Trump, another one tweeted, "No more railway connection to #Davos due to heavy snowfall. Does Mother nature probably not want Mr. #Trump up here in the mountains."

The World Economic Forum (WEF) Summit is scheduled to be held on January 23 in Davos-Klosters.

Presidents of 60 countries and over 350 international leaders will participate in the forum.

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

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the WEF summit. He will deliver a keynote speech at the plenary session and attend a gathering of business tycoons.

This is the first visit by an Indian Prime Minister to the WEF since the earlier one by H. D. Deve Gowda in 1997.

The WEF, which describes itself as an international organisation for public-private cooperation and was established in 1971 as a not-for-profit foundation, hosts its annual meeting in Davos every year in January. (ANI)