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In his first interview of 2018, given exclusively to Zee News, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday discussed the growing influence of India in the world.
In the first visit by an Indian Prime Minister since 1997, Modi will be in Davos on January 22-23, and address the opening plenary of the WEF.
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The theme of the WEF Annual Meeting this year is "Creating a shared future in a fractured world".
"Topics on the agenda of the working meeting (of President Berset) with Indian Prime Minister Modi on Monday include business and trade matters, particularly the ongoing negotiations on a BIPA and the envisaged free trade agreement between the EFTA and India", the Swiss government said.
Abhishek said DIPP will also host a welcome reception for the WEF members, where 1,500 people are expected. He also hailed Prime Minister Modi'sSabkaSaathSabkaVikas approach.
Mayor Sadiq Khan welcomed his decision no to come to London, stating that president Donald Trump has "got the message" that Londoners oppose his views and policies as he cancelled a planned visit to the capital.
He said India's unique demographic dividend, rising tide of entrepreneurial spirit, breakthrough innovations across sectors, and remarkable pace of bold and structural reforms have boosted the macroeconomic fundamentals and enhanced the country's long-term economic outlook.
The two leaders also met at the G7 summit in Sicily in may and at the G20 summit in Hamburg in July.
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