Narendra Modi calls Japan PM Shinzo Abe a 'phenomenal leader'

New Delhi: Welcoming his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe to Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday described him as a "phenomenal leader" and said his trip will further deepen the bilateral relations.

Narendra Modi calls Japan PM Shinzo Abe a phenomenal leader

Prime Minister Nraendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe. File photo PTI

Abe was set to begin his three-day visit on Friday during which he will hold annual summit talks with Modi on Saturday.

They will review implementation of various decisions taken in course of last one year to enhance economic ties, particularly in the trade and investment sector.

A Rs 98,000-crore deal to build a bullet train network is among a number of agreements likely to be signed.

After the talks, Abe will visit Varanasi, which is Modi's Parliamentary constituency, where he will attend 'Ganga Aarti' at the famous Dasaswamedh Ghat.

Modi will accompany Abe during his nearly four-and-a-half-hour-long visit to Varanasi.

On Friday, Modi took to Twitter to praise Abe for the way he described the relationship between the two countries and called the Japanese Prime Minister "great friend and a phenomenal leader".

He even tweeted in Japanese, and followed it up with an English translation:

PTI

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Updated Date: Dec 11, 2015 16:51:26 IST

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