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India Means Business: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tells Global CEOs

 PM Narendra Modi hosted a roundtable meeting with CEOs of top global companies (Photo: Ministry of External Affairs/Twitter)

PM Narendra Modi hosted a roundtable meeting with CEOs of top global companies (Photo: Ministry of External Affairs/Twitter)

Addressing a roundtable before a dinner meet, PM Narendra Modi narrated India's growth story. He was accompanied by top government officials, including Vijay Gokhale, Jai Shankar and Ramesh Abhishek.

Davos: Prime Minister Narendra Modi told top CEOs at the World Economic Forum in Davos that India means business and presents exciting opportunity for the global businesses.

Addressing a roundtable before a dinner meet, Modi narrated India's growth story. He was accompanied by top government officials, including Vijay Gokhale, Jai Shankar and Ramesh Abhishek.

Under the tagline of "India means business", the roundtable was attended by 40 CEOs of global companies and 20 from India.

After the meeting, MEA (Ministry of External Affairs) spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted about Modi narrating India's growth story and presenting exciting opportunities for global business in India at Davos.

The spokesperson also tweeted that the PM "hosted a roundtable meeting with CEOs of top global companies".

Earlier, PM Modi met Swiss President Alain Berset here and discussed ways to deepen bilateral ties.

"On reaching Davos, held talks with the President of the Swiss Confederation, Mr @alain_berset. We reviewed the scope of our bilateral cooperation and discussed ways to deepen it even further," Modi said in a tweet.




Berset said the discussions marked the meeting of the biggest and the oldest democracies in the world.

Thanking Modi, the Swiss President said he would continue to strengthen "our relations" with India.

"First engagement in snowing #Davos, PM @narendramodi met with Swiss President @alain_berset. Two leaders had productive discussions on steps to further deepen our bilateral cooperation built upon our shared values of democracy and diversity. #IndiaMeansBusiness," an external affairs ministry spokesperson said in a tweet.

Sources said the two leaders are also believed to have discussed the progress on automatic exchange of tax information. A legislation in this regard was passed by the Swiss Parliament, following which banks and financial institutions have begun collecting data for the first exchange that is to begin from next year.

Negotiations on EFTA (European Free Trade Association) trade pact and the bilateral investment protection agreement were also discussed, among various business and trade matters, they added.

Modi, who arrived in Davos on Monday evening, will deliver opening keynote address on Tuesday morning at the World Economic Forum annual meeting. Besides, he will also interact with the members of international business community of the WEF. Modi is the first Indian PM to attend Davos summit in 20 years.

(With PTI Inputs)