Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will be accorded a red carpet welcome at the tarmac of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel International Airport in Ahmedabad, where he is likely to be received by, none other than his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi tomorrow afternoon.
After his arrival at 1530 hrs, Mr Abe will visit Sabarmati Ashram to pay his tribute to Mahatma Gandhi.
Two hours later he is slated to go to Sidi Saiyyed ki jail, one of most well known mosques of Ahmedabad, and it’s famous ‘Tree of Life Jali’ or latticework done on the semicircular arch-windows which symbolises the city and its grandeur.
The Prime Minister will present Mr Abe a guided tour to the famous mosque, where he himself will be visiting for the first time.
The programme for the next day is packed for Mr Abe, starting with Ground Breaking Ceremony of High Speed Rail at Athletic Stadium, Near Sabarmati Railway Station.
After the Bullet train project, Mr Abe will head to Dandi Kutir, before sitting across Mr Modi for his 4th annual Summit with the Indian Prime Minister.
The delegation level talks will follow the one-one-talks culminating into the agreement signing ceremony, where the leaders will witness the inking of over 10 agreements in various fields, including one on Nuclear Energy Cooperation.
Both the leaders will participate in a serious business discussion with the members of India-Japan Business Leaders Forum.
This would be the last meeting of Mr Abe of his two day tour, before he enplanes to Tokyo in the late evening.