With the issues of black money and India’s membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) high on the agenda, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday held a meeting with Swiss President Johann Schneider-Amman. “The meetings in Switzerland begin... President Schneider-Amman and PM Narendra Modi hold talks in Geneva,” The Prime Minister’s Office tweeted.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Switzerland, the third stop in his five-nation tour, on Monday. He is expected to hold talks with Swiss President Johann Schneider-Ammann to deepen bilateral and multilateral cooperation. Ahead of his five-nation tour, Mr. Modi had described Switzerland as India’s key partner in Europe.

“I will hold talks with President Schneider-Ammann to deepen our bilateral and multilateral cooperation. In Geneva, I will meet prominent businesspersons. Our agenda will be to expand economic and investment ties. I will meet Indian scientists working at CERN. India takes pride in their contribution to exploring new frontiers of science in the service of humanity,” he had said.

The Prime Minister is likely to raise the issue of black money stashed by Indians in Swiss banks.

Mr. Modi is also likely to seek Switzerland’s support for India’s membership of the 48-member Nuclear Suppliers Group as it is a key member of the elite grouping. From Geneva, Mr. Modi will travel to the U.S. and then to Mexico before returning to India.
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