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Trump to attend Davos World Economic Forum, may meet Modi on 22 January

Modi and Trump met twice last year - in Washington DC and in Manila at the Asean meet.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi flashes the victory sign in New Delhi after the Bharatiya Janata Party emerged victorious in both Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections on Monday. Photo: PTI
Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photo: PTI

US will attend the in later this month, opening up a distinct possibility of a meeting with

This would be for the first time in 18 years that a US would be addressing the which is an annual gathering of global economic leaders.

"The welcomes opportunities to advance his 'America First' agenda with world leaders," said

"At this year's World Economic Forum, the president looks forward to promoting his policies to strengthen American businesses, American industries, and American workers," she said.

This would be the first time since 1997 that an Indian will attend the summit.

The Annual Meeting 2018 will take place this month in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, under the theme 'Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World'.

will travel to on January 22 on a two- day visit during which he will deliver the keynote address at the plenary session of the

The large Indian presence will include six Union ministers, two chief ministers, several top government officials and around 100 CEOs (chief executive officers), according to reports.

and Trump met twice last year — in Washington DC and in Manila at the Asean meet.

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First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 09:56 IST