Top Indian delegation to attend WEF meet in Davos from tomorrow

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New Delhi, Jan 21 (UNI) A top level Indian delegation comprising Ministers of Finance, Commerce and Civil Aviation besides Chief Minister of a leading industrial states will attend the four-day annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos beginning tomorrow.

Commerce Minister Kamal Nath will address a series of important sessions entitled 'The Asian Century - Fact or Fiction?' on January 22, 'India's International Agenda' on January 23, 'New Global Challenges' on January 24 and 'Threats to the Global Trading System' and 'WTO Informal Ministerial Gathering' on January 26, a Ministry statement said here today.

Mr P Chidambaram, Mr Praful Patel and Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, who comprise the high-powered Indian delegation, will also participate in the WEF meetings, the statement added.

The meetings will also be attended by the Prime Minister of Hungary, Mr Ferenc Gyurcsany, Mr Akira Amari, Minister of Economy, Trade&Industry of Japan, Mr Celso Amorim, Minister of Foreign Relations of Brazil, Mr Pascal Lamy, Director General of World Trade Organisation, Mr Doris Leuthard, Federal Counsellor of Economic Affairs of the Swiss Confederation, Mr Peter Mandelson, Trade Commissioner, European Commission, Brussels, Ms Mari Pangestu, Minister of Trade of Indonesia and Ms Susan Schwab, US Trade Representative.


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