Bonding over bean tacos: Mexico President drives PM Modi to dinner

In a special gesture, Mexico President Enrique Pena Nieto today drove Prime Minister Narendra Modi to a restaurant for dinner, a Mexican vegetarian fare.

india Updated: Jun 09, 2016 11:26 IST
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PM Narendra Modi with Mexico President Enrique Pena Nieto.(Photo courtesy: @MEAIndia)

Mexico President Enrique Pena Nieto drove Prime Minister Narendra Modi to a restaurant for dinner -- a Mexican vegetarian fare --- on Thursday.

“In a very special gesture, President @EPN personally drives @narendramodi to a restaurant for Mexican vegetarian fare,” external affairs ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted along with a photo that showed the 49-year-old Nieto behind the wheel with Modi sitting beside him.

The two headed to a restaurant called Quintonil to bond over vegetarian dinner.

PM Narendra Modi and Mexico President Enrique Pena Nieto bond over vegetarian dinner. (Photo credit: @MEA India)

“Bonding over bean tacos! President @EPN and PM @narendramodi share a meal,” Swarup tweeted along with photos showing the two leaders chatting away while sitting at a table in the restaurant.

Earlier during the day, Mexico president announced his country’s support to India on Nuclear Suppliers Group(NSG) membership.

“Mexico supports positively and constructively India’s membership of the NSG (Nuclear Suppliers Group),” Nieto said at a joint media interaction with Prime Modi, who flew in here from Washington after addressing a joint sitting of the Congress.

First Published: Jun 09, 2016 11:16 IST