Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Japan’s Osaka for the G20 Summit during which he will attend important plurilateral meetings.
In the first leg, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his Japnese counterpart, Shinzo Abe.
The two leaders greeted each other and discussed a broad range of topics of mutual interest.
Greeting each other as best friends do!
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During the meeting, PM Modi told Abe, “express my gratitude for the warm welcome you and Japan Government have accorded to us.”
“Once again would like to offer my hearty congratulations to you for an overwhelming win in elections. Also, next time it is my turn to visit India and I am looking forward to my visit,” Abe told PM Modi.
PM said that he was looking forward to the visit of Prime Minister Abe to India later this year for the Annual Summit.
“Thank you once again for the congratulations, you were the first friend of India who congratulated me, on phone. I also express my gratitude for the warm welcome you and Japan Government have accorded to us,” PM Modi said.
This was the first meeting between the two leaders since the start of Japan’s Reiwa era.
This will be Prime Minister Modi’s sixth G20 Summit which is being held at Osaka on June 28-29.