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No meeting planned for Modi, Pakistan PM Abbasi in Davos during World Economic Forum

The WEF, which describes itself as an international organisation for public-private cooperation and was established in 1971, hosts its annual meeting in Davos every year.

Published: 19th January 2018 04:58 PM  |   Last Updated: 19th January 2018 07:33 PM   |  A+A-

Prime Minister Narendra Modi | AP

By ANI

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not scheduled to meet with Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi during the World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Davos. 

Addressing a press conference here, Ministry of External Affairs Secretary (economic relations) Vijay Gokhale said, "No meeting has been planned between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Prime Minister of Pakistan in Davos".

He added: "The Prime Minister's upcoming visit to Davos is very short. It will be only for 24 hours and will be very focused. This is a sign that we engage with the globe".

During the visit, the Prime Minister will deliver the keynote speech at the plenary session of the WEF in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland on January 23, 2018. He will also have a bilateral meeting with Alain Berset, President of the Swiss Confederation on January 22. 

The theme for this year’s WEF is "Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World”. The plenary session will be moderated by Prof. Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, WEF. 

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

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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.

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

The registered participants from India include Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Railways Minister Piyush Goyal, Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of State for External Affairs M J Akbar and Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region of India Jitendra Singh.

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