Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to kick start his five nations trip from Saturday. This information was shared by Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar in New Delhi on Friday.
Modi’s visit includes trip of Afghanistan, Qatar, Switzerland; US and Mexcico.
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During PM visit his main focus will be on broaden India’s trade, energy and security cooperation with these countries which will be strengthening new ties as well.
Modi will seek support of Switzerland and Mexico for India to be included in the membership as the 48-member of Nuclear Suppliers Group becouse both these countries are a key members of the group.
India has formally applied for membership of the NSG on May 12th.
The PM will be meeting with the United State President Barack Obama in Washington.
Modi to take-up core issue of black money of Indians in Swis bank during his tour with the leaders of Switzerland.
Prime Minster to begin his trip with Afghanistan with the inaugral of the Afghan-India Friendship Dam which is popularly know as Salma Dam in Herat province. Modi will be accompaning Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.
Both the leaders Modi and Ghani to discuss main issue of current situtaion in Afghanistan.
After completing his trip of Afghanistan PM will head for Qatar on the same day i.e Saturday and after visiting Afghanistan he will move for his two days stop over in Switzerland on Sunday.
Jaishankar breifed media persons that “We are in touch with the Swiss government under the DTAA (Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement) mandate and we have had some discussions on this and we have a few planned in the near future. We have received support from the Swiss authorities on exchange of information on tax data between the two countries.
He further added that “We do hope to engage as early as possible in the automatic exchange of information with Switzerland and this has been conveyed to Swiss tax authorities,”
When media persons asked Jaishankar about India’s bid for NSG membership he said said India has been eyeing membership of the premier group for many, many years and that it has made “lot of progress” on that.
“I think we have made lot of progress and that has led us to formally apply for the NSG membership some days ago. We are engaged with all NSG members regarding this issue and Switzerland is definitely an important member and definitely, I would expect it to come up,” he said.