Above: Prime Minister, Narendra Modi meeting the President of USA, Donald Trump, in Manila, Philippines on November 13, 2017/Photo: PIB
India Legal can confirm that despite the media speculation and hype, there is no chance of a meeting between India Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump at Davos where both leaders will be delivering keynote speeches at the annual World Economic Forum jamboree.
The reason is that Trump will arrive in the Swiss ski resort town where the world’s movers and shakers meet every year, a full day after Modi leaves. Modi’s visit will last just 24 hours – he arrives on Tuesday, January 23 and leaves on Wednesday evening to be back in time to welcome the 10 heads of state and government from the ASEAN countries who he has invited for the Republic Day celebrations.
Trump will arrive in Davos on Thursday evening and address the Forum on Friday morning.
—India Legal Bureau