India, Pakistan should come together to fight poverty, says Modi

Prakash Hinduja

Prakash Hinduja

He said the suggestion that the country's foreign policy was based on Pakistan was wrong but stressed that the world was uniting against those sympathetic towards terrorists, an apparent reference to the neighbouring country.

"Modi said that he was waiting to welcome Oli to India after the UML chairman assumes the premier post of Nepal", said Adhikari in a press note, "Chairman Oli too accepted Modi's proposal and invited him to visit Nepal".

In an interview to a TV channel, Modi said that his government is focused to bring about a positive change in India.

In a series of tweets, the PM said, "At Davos, I look forward to sharing my vision for India's future engagement with the worldwide community".

Oli also invited Modi to visit Ram Janaki Temple and the holy site of Muktinath, said Adhikari.

PM Modi will deliver the opening plenary address at the WEF summit on Tuesday.

The Modi government has undertaken a series of structural reforms to stimulate growth including in banking and taxation.

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The evening will also see a ballet performance, while India will host the "welcome reception" with the country's "exquisite cuisine and age-old Yoga heritage as well as the spirit of a young, innovative New India". "The existing and emerging challenges to the contemporary worldwide system and global governance architecture deserve serious attention of leaders, governments, policy makers, corporates and civil societies around the world", he tweeted.

According to Ramesh Abhishek, Secretary in the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, a dinner on Monday will be attended by CEOs of 60 companies.

He also said the Indian judiciary has a bright history and is full of very capable people.

"I am confident that these bilateral meetings will be fruitful and give a boost to our relations with these countries and further strengthen economic engagement", he said.

Other world leaders expected to be at the WEF include German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, French President Emmanuel Macron, UK Prime Minister Theresa May and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

On Tuesday, Modi will interact with another set of 120 worldwide business leaders who are members of the global Business Council, which is part of the WEF. He also hailed Prime Minister Modi's Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas approach.

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