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PM Modi To Apprise World Leaders Of Reforms Investment Readiness PM Modi's visit will be the first visit by an Indian Prime Minister since 1997
Melinda Barton | 20 January, 2018, 03:57

US President Donald Trump will meet Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May at the World Economic Forum in Davos next week, the White House has confirmed.

Modi said the discussions on Goods and Services Tax (GST) began during the first NDA government led by Atal Bihari Vajpayee, but the UPA regime could not address the concerns raised by different states.

"Our economy has expanded significantly since the last time an Indian Prime Minister went to Davos and therefore this visit is very important", Gokhale said.

"If you consider only these two things (GST and demonetisation) as my governments work, it will be a big injustice to me", he said.

Talking about his global approach, the Prime Minister who recently hosted his Israeli counterpart in New Delhi and Gujarat said, "They said my understanding was limited to Gujarat". For the week of the forum that number rises to an average of 218 - an increase of 335 per cent, with the two busiest days, the 16 and 20, seeing 251 and 301 movements respectively.

Earlier this month Mr Trump said on Twitter the reason why he was not going to cut the ribbon on the the new U.S. embassy in Vauxhall, south London, was because he did not agree with the move from its old home in Mayfair.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and French President Emmanuel Macron are on the long list of world and business leaders also attending. The theme for this year's WEF is Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World.

Responding to a query, Secretary (Industrial Policy and Promotion) Ramesh Abhishek said, India will showcase its achievements and reforms including economic development in Davos.

The meeting will also see the largest ever proportion of women leaders (21 per cent), with all co-chairs being women this time, including social entrepreneur Chetna Sinha from India and International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde.