Glad to know my visit generated optimism in India about ties with Japan: PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived back in India after his trip to Japan on Wednesday, said that he was happy to know that his visit had generated a lot of 'positivity and optimism' about ties between the two countries.

Updated: Sep 03, 2014, 20:32 PM IST

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived back in India after his trip to Japan on Wednesday, said that he was happy to know that his visit had generated a lot of 'positivity and optimism' about ties between the two countries.

Modi who was received at the airport by the Union External Affairs Minister posted on the micro-blogging site Twitter - “Sushma Swaraj ji told me that the visit has generated lot of positivity and optimism in India about our ties with Japan. Glad to know.”

He also posted a tweet in Japanese which apparently says that he wanted to thank everyone for the affection, warmth and great hospitality of the Japanese people.

It was reported that Swaraj had decided to go to the Indira Gandhi International Airport airport to meet the PM as a special gesture because she wanted to convey her happiness over the success of the Japan visit.

Normally, for the past several years, no minister receives the PM at the airport when he returns from a foreign tour.

The two were caught by the television cameras sharing a laugh as soon as Modi came came down from the special plane.

Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe shared a good rapport while the PM was in Japan and Modi had tweeted that he was 'overwhelmed' by the reception that he had received.

The two countries signed key agreements at the summit talks in Tokyo and decided to enhance cooperation in defence and other strategic areas and also signed five pacts covering defence exchanges, cooperation in clean energy, roads and highways, healthcare and women while vowing to take their relationship to newer level, as per PTI.

Yesterday, hardselling India as a manufacturing destination a day after Japan announced a USD 35 billion investment, Modi invited investors saying the era of "red tape" has been replaced by "red carpet" with ease of doing business and liberalisation.

Addressing Japanese investors at a business symposium organised by Nikkei and Jetro, Japan's trade promotion body, he talked about his vision of 'Make in India' and cited the decisions of his 100-day old government to create ease for doing business.

"No other country offers such an opportunity" as India, given the fact that it has democracy, demography and demand, Modi said on the fourth-day of his trip, a day after he addressed investors and businessmen yesterday at another event.

Modi's invitation to the Japanese investors came a day after Abe promising a Rs.2.10 lakh crore investment and financing in infrastructure and other projects in India over the next five years.

With PTI inputs