PM Modi calls on Japanese Emperor


Tokyo, Nov 11, 2016: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday called on Japanese Emperor Akihito ahead of the annual India-Japan bilateral summit with counterpart Shinzo Abe during his three-day visit.

External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted:

Swarup said in another tweet:

The Prime Minister’s meet with Japanese Emperor came ahead of wide-ranging talks between Modi and his counterpart Abe aimed at giving a fillip to the bilateral strategic relations.

Modi, who reached here on Thursday, is scheduled to participate in two bilateral business meets here before joining Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for the bilateral summit later in the day.

After the annual Summit, about 12 agreements will be inked by the two sides, sources said, adding there were also high expectations about the civil nuclear deal being signed.

On Saturday, Modi and Abe will travel on the Shinkansen high-speed rail to Kobe. During Abe’s visit to India last year, Japan committed itself to the development of a high-speed rail link between Mumbai and Ahmedabad.

This is Modi’s second visit to Japan in two years.

Wefornews Bureau

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