Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived in New Delhi on Friday to kick-start his three-day visit to India, even as PM Modi described him as a “phenomenal leader” and said his trip will further deepen bilateral ties between both nations .
Abe is expected to hold annual summit talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday.
The prime ministers will also review implementation of various decisions taken in the last one year to enhance economic ties, particularly in the trade and investment sector.
A Rs 98,000-crore deal to build a bullet train network is among a number of agreements likely to be signed.
After the talks, Abe will visit Varanasi -- Modi’s parliamentary constituency -- where he will attend ‘Ganga Aarti’ at the famous Dasaswamedh Ghat. The Prime Minister will accompany Abe during his nearly four-and-a-half-hour-long visit to Varanasi.
“Liked how PM @AbeShinzo describes India-Japan ties, the rich potential & cultural bond in his piece” in a newspaper, Modi tweeted.
“India is all set to welcome its great friend & a phenomenal leader, PM @AbeShinzo. His visit will further deepen India-Japan relations,” Modi had posted in an earlier tweet.