Ahmedabad, Sept 13: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe will participate in a road show in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad. The mega road show would start from the Ahmedabad airport and culminate at the Sabarmati Ashram. After visiting the Sabarmati Ashram, where Mahatma Gandhi lived between 1917 and 1930, Modi and Abe would take a break till evening. The Zee News will host the live streaming of the eight-km-long roadshow. Click here to watch the live telecast of PM Modi and Shinzo Abe’s road show in Ahmedabad.
Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe will arrive at Ahmedabad airport at around 3:30 PM. PM Narendra Modi will personally welcome him at the airport and both the leaders then embark on the roadshow. Notably, this would be the first time that Modi will do a joint road show along with the Prime Minister of another country.
After spending around 30 minutes at the Sabarmati Ashram, PM Modi and Abe will visit the iconic Sidi Saiyyed Mosque in the eastern part of the city. The mosque is known across the world for the stone lattice work. During the road show, the two leaders will also visit Dandi Kutir, the museum dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi, at the Mahatma Mandir. PM Modi will host dinner for Abe at a hotel in the old city area. Japanese PM will be given an overview of the heritage of the city in prime minister Modi’s home state.
Ahead of Shinzo Abe’s arrival, Modi said he and the Japanese Prime Minister will attend a host of programmes to boost ties between the two countries. “I look forward to welcoming PM @AbeShinzo. I will be hosting him in Gujarat in our fourth annual summit together. “PM @AbeShinzo and I will attend a wide range of programmes on 13th and 14th September 2017, aimed at further boosting India-Japan ties,” he said.
Modi said the two leaders will take part in the groundbreaking ceremony of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed rail project on Thursday. “PM @AbeShinzo & I will attend the programme to mark the start of work of India’s first high-speed rail project between Ahmedabad & Mumbai. “I also look forward to visiting the Sabarmati Ashram & the ‘Sidi Saiyyid Ni Jaali’ with PM @AbeShinzo during his India visit. “India truly values the relationship with Japan and we look forward to further boosting our bilateral ties in a wide range of sectors.”