Davos: PM Modi chairs round-table meeting with top CEOs

ANI | Updated: Jan 23, 2018 03:35 IST

Davos [Switzerland], Jan 23 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosted a round-table meeting with the Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of top global companies in Davos, ahead of the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Monday.

He chaired the meeting of around 120 members of the International Business Forum (IBF).

The Prime Minister will host a dinner for global industry bosses from 18 countries later on.

Prime Minister Modi arrived in Zurich earlier in the day and met President of Swiss Confederation Alain Berset before proceeding to Davos for the forum.

Thereafter, he will be addressing the plenary session of the forum on Tuesday.

The first Indian minister to attend the WEF in more than two decades, Prime Minister Modi is being accompanied by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu, among others.

The last visit by an Indian Prime Minister to the forum was former Prime Minister H. Deve Gowda back in 1997.

The theme of this year's forum is- "Creating a shared future in a Fractured World". The forum aims to set an agenda to address political, economic and social challenges of recent times. (ANI)