World Economic Forum: Narendra Modi, Donald Trump set to create this ‘record’ in Davos, may meet on Jan 22

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New Delhi | Published: January 10, 2018 12:08:10 PM

Days after US President Donald Trump exposed Pakistan's years of "lies" and deceit" he is likely to meet India Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the World Economic Forum in Davos on January 22.

donald trump, narendra modi, davos, world economic forum 2018, trump modi meet, switzerlandFile photo: US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi hug while making statements in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Monday, June 26, 2017. AP/PTI

Days after US President Donald Trump exposed Pakistan’s years of “lies” and deceit” he is likely to meet India Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the World Economic Forum in Davos on January 22. The meeting would be crucial as both leaders would meet for the first time after the US has finally left no option left for Pakistan, but to fight against terrorism or risk ties with its old ally. According to PTI, Trump will attend the World Economic Forum in Davos later this month and there is a “distinct possibility” of his meeting with PM Modi.

It would be a record for both leaders attending the World Economic Forum. As, interestingly, this would be the first time in 18 years when a US president would attend the annual gathering of global economic leaders. For India, this would be the first time since 1997 that an Indian prime minister will attend the Davos summit.

“The president welcomes opportunities to advance his ‘America First’ agenda with world leaders,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters at her daily news conference on Tuesday.

“We’re still finalizing the details on exactly when the President will be there.  We don’t have any commitments beyond this year at this point.  But as we said earlier today in a statement, the President will attend and he welcomes the opportunity to go there and advance his America First agenda with world leaders.  And he is very much looking forward to being part of that process,” Sanders said.

About Trump’s possible meeting with global leaders, she said, “Again, we’re finalizing the details of the trip.  As all of those things are locked in, we’ll certainly make sure you guys are well aware.”

Sanders added that Trump looks forward to promoting his policies to strengthen “American businesses, American industries, and American workers”.

“The president’s message is very much the same here as it will be there; just the same as it was here, as it was when he made many stops in Asia. This is very much an America First agenda,” Sanders said, adding, Trump is “still 100 per cent focused and committed’ to promoting policies that strength American businesses and the American worker. “That’s going to be the same whether he’s in the US or
any other place,” she said.

Along with Trump, several senior members of the US Cabinet and administration will be part of this event.

World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2018 will take place later this month in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, under
the theme ‘Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World’. PM Modi will travel to Switzerland on January 22 on a two-day visit during which he will deliver the keynote address at the plenary session of the WEF.

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