Shinzo Abe in Gujarat Day 1: Narendra Modi, Japanese PM hold roadshow, visit Sabarmati Ashram [Photos]

Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe arrived on a two-day visit to India on Wednesday and was received by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Ahmedabad airport.

FP Staff September 14, 2017 09:13:54 IST
Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe arrived on a two-day visit to India on Wednesday and was received by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Ahmedabad airport. PTI
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Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe arrived on a two-day visit to India on Wednesday and was received by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Ahmedabad airport. PTI
Immediately after the welcome ceremony, Abe, his wife, and Modi set-off on an eight kilometer roadshow for Sabarmati Ashram. This is the first time that Modi has held a joint road show with a visiting head of government of a foreign country. PTI
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Immediately after the welcome ceremony, Abe, his wife, and Modi set-off on an eight kilometer roadshow for Sabarmati Ashram. This is the first time that Modi has held a joint road show with a visiting head of government of a foreign country. PTI
Hundreds of people lined the route as Abe and Modi were driven in a white open jeep decorated with garlands. PTI
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Hundreds of people lined the route as Abe and Modi were driven in a white open jeep decorated with garlands. PTI
Dressed in a crimson Kurta, Abe, his wife and Modi then paid thier tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at the famed Sabarmati Ashram. PTI
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Dressed in a crimson Kurta, Abe, his wife and Modi then paid thier tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at the famed Sabarmati Ashram. PTI
They then visited the ‘Hriday Kunj’, the room where Gandhi lived, and had their photographs clicked with the freedom fighter’s legendary charkha (spinning wheel). PTI
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They then visited the ‘Hriday Kunj’, the room where Gandhi lived, and had their photographs clicked with the freedom fighter’s legendary charkha (spinning wheel). PTI
Abe wrote a short message in Japanese – “Love and Thanks” – on the visitors’ log book at the ashram. The two leaders also visited the 16th century Sidi Saiyyed Ni Jaali, an ancient mosque known across the world for its intricate stone lattice work. PTI
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Abe wrote a short message in Japanese – “Love and Thanks” – on the visitors’ log book at the ashram. The two leaders also visited the 16th century Sidi Saiyyed Ni Jaali, an ancient mosque known across the world for its intricate stone lattice work. PTI
Abe and Modi will on Thursday lay foundation stone for India's first bullet train project between Ahmedabad and Mumbai. The two leaders will hold the 12th Indo-Japan annual Summit meeting at Gandhinagar after which agreements will be exchanged. Later, an India-Japan business plenary meeting will be held. PTI
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Abe and Modi will on Thursday lay foundation stone for India's first bullet train project between Ahmedabad and Mumbai. The two leaders will hold the 12th Indo-Japan annual Summit meeting at Gandhinagar after which agreements will be exchanged. Later, an India-Japan business plenary meeting will be held. PTI