Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe along with wife Akie Abe will mark the beginning of two-day India visit from from Gujarat’s Ahmedabad. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will host his Japanese counterpart and accompany him in the major events and meetings that will take place in these two days.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Shinzo Abe will lay the foundation stone of the Bullet Train Project — one of PM Modi’s pet project, a high speed rail from Mumbai to Ahmedabad

Both the leaders will attend the 12th India-Japan Annual Summit at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar on Thursday.

For days now, Ahmedabad has been preparing to welcome Japan’s Prime Minister. A unique 8-km roadshow that has been planned for the guests that will start from airport, will pass from city’s iconic places and terminate at Sabarmati Riverfront.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will accompany Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Japan’s first lady in the entire roadshow that will showcase traditional and cultural performance from all parts of India.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in one of his personal gesture took to Twitter and said, Ahmedabad and India ready to welcome Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

“India truly values the relationship with Japan and we look forward to further boosting our bilateral ties in a wide range of sectors,” PM Modi tweeted. 

Giving a brief about Japanese PM India visit itinerary, PM Modi said, “Shinzo Abe and I will attend a wide range of programmes on 13th and 14th September 2017, aimed at further boosting India-Japan ties.”

“We both will attend the programme to mark the start of work of India’s first high-speed rail project between Ahmedabad and Mumbai,” PM Modi said. 

“I also look forward to visiting the Sabarmati Ashram and the ‘Sidi Saiyyid Ni Jaali’ with PM Shinzo Abe during his India visit,” the Prime Minister added.