- Modi to leave for Ahmedabad circuit house before they met again for Sidi Saiyyed jali visit.
- Cultural performances being held as PM Modi & Japanese PM Shinzo Abe’s road show to Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedaba.
- Abe and Modi reach Sabarmati Ashram, to take tour of Hridaykunj.
- Japanese PM Shinzo Abe is wearing a ‘Modi kurta’. First lady dressed in salwar-kameez.
- Abe and Modi begin roadshow.
- Abe to hold a roadshow with PM Modi to Sabarmati Ashram. The event has been named India Roadshow.
- Japanese PM Shinzo Abe accorded ceremonial reception on his arrival at Ahmedabad airport.
Ahmedabad: Japanese PM Shinzo Abe arrives in Ahmedabad, PM Modi receives him at airport. The Japanese PM will be accorded a grand welcome in Ahmedabad. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in Ahmedabad to receive Abe. The two leaders would then take a tour of Ahmedabad during an 8-km-long roadshow.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Ahmedabad to receive Japanese PM Shinzo Abe.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will arrive in Ahmedabad on Wednesday afternoon for a two-day visit to attend the annual summit between the two countries.
The visit will be Abe’s fourth such meeting and 10th encounter with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The Japanese PM, who is expected to land at 3.30pm, will be taken from the airport on a roadshow. The 8-km route has been decked up with more than 25 stages where artistes from different states wearing traditional attire will perform.
Modi will host Abe and his wife for dinner at a terrace restaurant, Agashiye, at the heritage hotel House of Mangaldas and Girdhardas after taking them around the 16th century Sidi Saiyyed mosque across the road.
A varied Gujarati vegetarian platter cooked to spicy perfection and served in shiny copperware awaits the premier and first lady of Japan, a country known for its sushi and teriyaki.
The spread includes more than 30 items. Melt-in-the-mouth khaman dhoklas, raspatra and gota fritters, mushy rice khichdi, saucy kadhi, a bitter gourd and onion sabji called bharela karela-dungri, and flatbreads such as bhakri, rotla and roti, besides the deep-fried puri.