Prime Minister Narendra Modi will go on a two-day visit to Switzerland on January 22 and will deliver a speech in the full session of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos.

In the last two decades, any Prime Minister will be the first participant in the WEF. In the year 1997, the then Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda participated in the Davos Conference. Announcing the visit of the Prime Minister on Monday, the External Affairs Ministry said in a statement that Modi will also make bilateral talks with President of the Swiss Confederation, Allan Burset on January 22.

The Prime Minister said, “The Prime Minister will deliver the keynote speech in the full session of the World Economic Forum in Switzerland’s Davos Clovers on January 23, 2018.” The conference included Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of State for External Affairs MJ Akbar and North Eastern Region Development Minister Jitendra Singh will also participate.

India’s presence in the conference this time will be the biggest one. Apart from these six ministers, two Chief Ministers, many top government officials, more than 100 CEOs are also going.