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Switzerland President on 3-day visit

Doris Leuthard

Doris Leuthard  

In a boost to bilateral ties, Swiss President Doris Leuthard began a three-day visit to India on Wednesday night.

The visit is significant as Switzerland is the chair of the Nuclear Suppliers Group where India has been seeking membership.

“Both countries share common views on many major global issues. The visit will provide an opportunity to both sides for holding wide-ranging discussions on bilateral, global and regional issues of mutual interest,” a press release said.

The Swiss leader is being accompanied by senior government officials and a large business delegation.

Ms. Leuthard will hold talks with President Ramnath Kovind.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Vice- President Venkaiah Naidu will also hold talks.

The visit is likely to help closer consultation on NSG membership.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Switzerland in June 2016 when tax evasion and black money menace were discussed.

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