Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Japan on Monday on a two-day visit to participate in the Quad Leaders’ summit to enhance cooperation among member countries of the influential grouping and discuss the development of the strategic Indo-Pacific region.
“Landed in Tokyo. Will be taking part in various programmes during this visit, including the Quad Summit, meeting fellow Quad leaders, interacting with Japanese business leaders and the vibrant Indian diaspora,” Modi tweeted in Japanese and English.
“Ohayō, Tokyo! PM @narendramodi arrives in a warm welcome in Tokyo on his fifth visit to Japan in the last 8 years,” External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi tweeted.
Prime Minister Modi interacts with children outside the hotel in Tokyo. While interacting with the children, he also saw a portrait of a young girl and signed an autograph for her.
Then he conversed with a young boy who had a picture of the tricolour waiting for him. Prime Minister Modi congratulated him for his fluency in Hindi and asked him where he learned it.
“Japan’s Indian community has made pioneering contributions in different fields. They have also remained connected with their roots in India. I thank the Indian diaspora in Japan for the warm welcome,” Prime Minister Modi said on Twitter after interacting with the community.
“During my visit to Tokyo, I look forward to continuing our conversation further, to strengthen the India-Japan Special Strategic and Global Partnership,” Modi said.
He said economic cooperation between India and Japan is an essential aspect of their Special Strategic and Global Partnership.