India, Swiss Confederation to sign MoU on railway infrastructure
New Delhi , August 31 : The President of the Swiss Confederation, Doris Leuthard, on Thursday said that both countries will sign trade agreements and a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on railway infrastructure.Leuthard said this after she was given a ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhavan as she arrived in New Delhi on her three-day visit to India.
She also said her visit would give a boost to the Indo-Swiss ties as both countries have 70 years of friendship.
"This visit will enhance our diversity of cooperation and I hope we can also give the pending negotiations on trade and partnership agreement a new impetus," she said.
Leuthard also praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi's reforms.
"We are very pleased with Prime Minister Modi's reforms," Leuthard said.
Accompanied by a large business delegation, Leuthard is set to hold talks with her Indian counterpart, President Ram Nath Kovind, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu.