New Delhi, Sep 13: Ahmedabad is all set to welcome Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for his a two-day visit to India, he will arrive in Gujarat on Wednesday.
Shinzo will be received by his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi. During his visit the two countries are expected to scale up their strategic cooperation.
The Major highlight of Abe’s visit to Ahmedabad and Gujarat capital Gandhinagar would be the stone laying ceremony for India’s first bullet train project.
Soon after his arrival, Shinzo would be accorded a grand welcome in Ahmedabad where an 8-km-long cultural roadshow has been planned in the afternoon.
Abe and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also hold the 12th India-Japan Annual Summit in Gujarat. This would be the fourth annual summit between the two leaders.
Following this, two leaders are scheduled to visit the Sabarmati Gandhi Ashram where Mahatma Gandhi lived between 1917 and 1930 and the iconic Sidi Saiyyed Mosque.
Later in the evening, PM Modi will host dinner for Shinzo abe at ‘Agashiye’ restaurant in old Ahmedabad area.
On Thursday, Abe and Modi will lay the foundation stone for India’s first high-speed train project (Bullet Train) between Ahmedabad and Mumbai which is expected to be completed by 2022.
Duo will hold the 12th India-Japan Annual Summit in Gujarat. This would be the fourth annual summit between the two leaders.
At least fifteen agreements are anticipated to be signed between the India and Japan.
Ahead of Abe’s visit, PM modi said in a tweet “India truly values the relationship with Japan and we look forward to further boosting our bilateral ties in a wide range of sectors.”