WEF 2018: Modi meets Swiss President Alain Berset

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Overall 3,000 participants across all stakeholder groups including public and private sectors, civil society, academia, media, and arts and culture from across 119 economies will be at Davos from January 23 to January 26.

Mr Modi is also expected to urge world leaders to come up with a unified approach to deal with terrorism, economic imbalances and cyber threats - many WEF sessions deal with these pressing issues.

He will shortly leave for Davos.

Swiss authorities have been accused of "bowing to global elites" by rejecting permission for protesters to demonstrate against U.S. president Donald Trump at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

In a series of tweets, he had also said, "At Davos, I look forward to sharing my vision for India's future engagement with the worldwide community".

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Lee says as the prime minister makes his pitch to global business and political leaders, the troubled trade talks make Canada less attractive and could lead to some tough questions for Trudeau. The theme of the forum, "Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World" is both thoughtful and apt, Modi said on his departure for Davos. H D Deve Gowda participated as a prime minister in the economic forum in 1997. First visit by Indian PM to #Davos in 20 years!

On Tuesday, the PM is scheduled to deliver the inaugural speech exactly a year after Xi Jinping told the world about the benefits of globalisation, while United States president and his supporters were chanting "America First". Believed to be part of a significant charm offensive to attract investment, Modi will be delivering the opening address and billboards have already been seen across the town with pictures of Modi and the caption: "India Means Business". Thanking Modi, he said his country will continue to strengthen "our relations" with India.

Besides, he will hold a bilateral meeting with Swiss President Alain Berset, among other pull-asides, as per the government officials. PM Modi, however, is not accompanied by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who has chose to stay back to prepare for Union Budget 2018.

Klaus Schwab declined to comment whether the USA government shutdown might spoil Trump's plans to attend the event in the Alpine snows and deliver a speech on Friday.

Justin Trudeau is on his way to Switzerland where he'll try to persuade some of the world's richest and most powerful corporate titans to invest in Canada. The WEF has listed Mr Khan as one of the speakers and also described him as an actor, entrepreneur, philanthropist.

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