Union Minister Piyush Goyal to lead WEF meet at Davos


New Delhi: Union Minister Piyush Goyal will lead the Indian delegation at the 50th World Economic Forum (WEF)  to be held at Davos from January 20-24.

The WEF annual meet in Davos engages 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.

Reports said the Commerce and Industry 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 the States of Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh, Finance Minister of Punjab and the IT Minister of Telangana.

The other officials to participate in the meet are Secretary, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

Official sources said the Commerce and Industry Minister is expected to hold bilateral discussions with Ministers of Australia, South Africa, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, Korea and Singapore.

He will also meet Director General of World Trade Organization and Secretary General of Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

The Minister will also 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.

Commerce and Industry Minister will also participate in an informal WTO Ministerial gathering being held in Davos during this period.

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