New Delhi, Jan 18 : Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal will lead the Indian delegation to the 50th World Economic Forum (WEF) at Davos from January 20 to 24. The Minister will hold bilateral meetings with Ministers of Australia, South Africa, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, Korea and Singapore.
He will also meet Director General of World Trade Organisation and Secretary General of Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Apart from this, Mr Goyal will hold bilateral meetings with CEOs of companies, attend WEF sessions and round tables on accelerating investments in Indian Railways and attracting global institutional investments in India, according to a statement here on Saturday.
The minister will also participate in an informal WTO Ministerial gathering being held in Davos during this period. The WEF annual meeting in Davos engages the world’s top leaders to shape global, regional and industry agendas at the beginning of the year.
The theme of the 2020 meeting is 'stakeholders for a cohesive and sustainable world. The Minister will participate in the WEF along with Union Minister of State for Shipping and Chemical and Fertilizers, Mansukh L Mandaviya and Chief Ministers of Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh, Finance Minister of Punjab and the IT Minister of Telangana.(UNI)