Will share vision for India's global engagements at Davos, PM Modi says

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday warned that the emerging challenges to the international system and global governance architecture need serious attention of stakeholders including governments, companies and civil societies group and said that he will outline his vision of India's engagement with the international community in Davos.
The statement came ahead of the PM's maiden trip to the Alpine resort where he will showcase "New India" and the opportunities for global investors in an economy which is expected to grow at close to 7% in the coming years.

Modi is due to host a reception on Monday evening flagging of India's campaign that includes the largest ever corporate contingent apart from half-a-dozen ministers. The PM is due to speak at the plenary session on Tuesday during a 36-hour trip to the resort that is two-and-half hours drive from Zurich.

The world's top industry leaders and over 50 heads of state and governments gather in sub-zero temperatures at the World Economic Forum's annual conference to discuss the challenges facing the global economy and the way forward.

"The existing and emerging challenges to the contemporary international system and global governance architecture deserve serious attention of leaders, governments, policy makers, corporates and civil societies around the world," Modi said in a statement ahead of his departure.

 He is also scheduled to hold bilateral meetings with the Swiss President Alain_Bersetand and Swedish PM Stefan Lofven.

 While US president Donald Trump is scheduled to speak on the closing day of the conference on January 26, the two leaders won't be in Davos at the same time. Pakistan PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi too will be at the WEF event but no talks with PM Modi are planned.

Apart from PM Modi, the Indian team has flown in chefs to serve Indian food and two yoga instructors to Davos to showcase India's soft power.