Excited to meet PM Shinzo Abe, have warm memories of Japan: Narendra Modi

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 00:25

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday expressed his excitement to meet his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe through a series of tweets on a social networking site Twitter, stating he sees his visit as an opportunity to strengthen ties between the two nations.

Modi, who will be embarking on his first bilateral visit outside the subcontinent since becoming the Prime Minister in May, said he was "excited" to meet his counterpart Shinzo Abe whose leadership he deeply respects.

"On 30th August, I will begin my visit to Japan. I am keenly looking forward to the visit which will boost relations between our two nations," he said in a statement.

"I see the Japan visit as an opportunity to take our ties with Japan to a new level and increase cooperation in various fields," Modi said while noting that he will visit Tokyo and Kyoto and interact with all sections of Japanese society from students, political leaders to captains of industry.

"Am particularly excited to meet Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. I deeply respect his leadership and enjoy a warm relationship with him from previous meetings," said Modi who had earlier travelled to Japan as Gujarat Chief Minister.

Underlining that Japan's friendship with India is "time-tested", he said "we are two vibrant democracies committed to advancing peace & prosperity in the world."

He noted that he was to visit Japan in early July but could not due to Parliament session.

"Have very warm memories of visiting Japan as a CM. The hospitality and the immense scope for cooperation left a deep impression on my mind," Modi said.

He said the scale of innovation and level of precision among the people of Japan is admirable and both the nations can learn a lot from each other.

His tweets:-

On 30th August I will begin my visit to Japan. I am keenly looking forward to the visit, which will boost relations between our 2 nations.

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 26, 2014

Japan visit will be my 1st bilateral visit outside the subcontinent. I was to visit in early July but could not due to Parliament session.

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 26, 2014

I see the Japan visit as an opportunity to take our ties with Japan to a new level & increase cooperation in various fields.

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 26, 2014

I will visit Tokyo & Kyoto & will interact with all sections of Japanese society from students, political leaders to captains of industry.

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 26, 2014

Have very warm memories of visiting Japan as a CM. The hospitality & the immense scope for cooperation left a deep impression on my mind.

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 26, 2014

Am particularly excited to meet PM @AbeShinzo . I deeply respect his leadership & enjoy a warm relationship with him from previous meetings.

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 26, 2014

Japan's friendship with India is time tested. We are 2 vibrant democracies committed to advancing peace & prosperity in the world @AbeShinzo

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 26, 2014

 

(With PTI inputs)



First Published: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 20:56

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