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Ahead of Abe visit, PM says India truly values ties with Japan

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Preparing to receive his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe tomorrow, Prime Minister Modi today said truly values its ties with and that he looked forward to further boost the bilateral relations in a wide range of areas.

Abe will undertake a two-day official visit to from tomorrow to hold the annual India-Summit with Modi in Gandhinagar, the capital of the prime minister's home state


"I look forward to welcoming PM @AbeShinzo. I will be hosting him in in our fourth annual summit together," Modi tweeted in English as well as in Japanese.

"PM @AbeShinzo and I will attend a wide range of programmes on 13th and 14th September 2017, aimed at further boosting India-ties," he added.

In another tweet, he said the two leaders will attend a programme to mark the start of work of India's first high- speed rail project between and

The train is expected to significantly reduce travel time between the two cities. is a pioneer in high-speed rail networks, and its Shinkansen bullet train is among the fastest in the world.

"truly values the relationship with and we look forward to further boosting our bilateral ties in a wide range of sectors," the prime minister said.

The two leaders will review the recent progress in the multifaceted cooperation between and under the framework of their 'Special Strategic and Global Partnership' and will set its future direction, said a statement on Narendramodi.In.

A civic reception will be held for the Japanese prime minister in tomorrow evening where the cultural diversity of will be showcased through a series of performances.

The two prime ministers will visit Sabarmati Ashram, established by Mahatma Gandhi on the banks of the Sabarmati river.

They will then visit the "Sidi Saiyyid Ni Jaali" - a famous 16th century mosque in

The two leaders will also visit Dandi Kutir, the museum dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi, at the Mahatma Mandir.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, September 12 2017. 20:28 IST
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