Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here today on the third leg of his five-nation tour during which he will hold talks with Swiss President Johann Schneider-Ammann to deepen bilateral and multilateral cooperation.
Ahead of his five-nation tour, Modi had described Switzerland as India’s key partner in Europe.
“I will hold talks with President Schneider-Ammann to deepen our bilateral and multilateral cooperation.
“In Geneva, I will meet prominent businesspersons. Our agenda will be to expand economic and investment ties. I will meet Indian scientists working at CERN. India takes pride in their contribution to exploring new frontiers of science in the service of humanity,” he had said.
The Prime Minister is likely to raise the issue of black money stashed by Indians in Swiss banks.
Modi is also likely to seek Switzerland’s support for India’s membership of the 48-member Nuclear Suppliers Group as it is a key member of the elite grouping.
PM's engagements in Geneva (local time)
8 am: Restricted Meeting with President Johann Schneider
8:30 am: Delegation-level talks
9:45 am: Meetiing leaders of the business community.
10:45 am: Press Statements
11 am: Interaction with Indian researchers
11:30 am: To leave for Washington.
>During his visit to Qatar, Mr. Modi held talks with the leadership there on a host of issues
From Geneva, Mr. Modi will travel to the US and then to Mexico before returning to India.
(With inputs from PTI)