Japan PM Shinzo Abe arrives to a warm welcome

Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who arrived in Ahmedabad on Wednesday on a two-day visit, was accorded a warm welcome by his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi at the Ahmedabad airport.

Mr. Abe, who is accompanied by his wife Akie Abe, has a hectic schedule for the next two days in Mr. Modi’s home State, including laying of the foundation stone for India’s first bullet train, to be run between Ahmedabad and Mumbai, and to attend the 12th Indo-Japan Summit.

Mr. Abe was presented a guard of honour at the airport, after which artistes performed the traditional Gujarati dance showcasing the State’s rich cultural traditions.

A group of Buddhist monks were also present at the airport to welcome Mr. Abe and his wife.

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