PM Narendra Modi 'overwhelmed' by Abe Shinzo's hospitality in Japan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was swept over by the hospitality of his Japanese counterpart and said on Monday that it indicated Abe Shinzo's special affection for India.

Tokyo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi was swept over by the hospitality of his Japanese counterpart and said on Monday that it indicated Abe Shinzo's special affection for India.

Modi posted on the micro-blogging site Twitter - "Words can't describe PM Abe Shinzo's great hospitality. It indicates his special affection for India and his strong faith in India-Japan ties."

He added that it was “very kind of Shinzo to have hosted a special tea ceremony in Tokyo.”

Modi also said that he was overwhelmed by the welcome that he received at Akasaka Palace.

Some of his other tweets are as follows:

India and Japan today agreed to enhance their defence and strategic cooperation to a new level during talks between Modi and Abe, who also decided to speed up negotiations on civil nuclear deal that could not be concluded now.

Striking good personal chemistry, the two leaders had "very fruitful" and "meaningful" exchanges after which Abe announced doubling of Japan's private and public investment in India to about USD 35 billion over the next five years, as per PTI.

The talks at Akasaka Palace came on the third day of Modi's first major bilateral visit outside South Asia.

Abe had gone the extra mile in receiving his old friend in Kyoto on Saturday and spent the weekend with him on a tour of two ancient Buddhist temples apart from hosting a banquet.

With PTI inputs

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