Japanese ministers call on Modi

Tokyo, Nov 11 (IANS) Ahead of the annual India-Japan bilateral summit, Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and Economy, Trade and Investment Minister Seko Hiroshige called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Friday.

“Preparing the ground for the evening bilateral. Foreign Minister of Japan Fumio Kishida calls on PM @narendramodi,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted and posted pictures of the two leaders.

“Final call-on before evening engagements. @SekoHiroshige, Minister of Economy, Trade and Investment calls on PM @narendramodi,” Swarup said in a separate tweet.

Former Japanese Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori also called on Modi.

Modi, who arrived here on Thursday, will hold the annual bilateral summit with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe later on Friday.

Earlier in the day, Modi called on Japanese Emperor Akihito.

“It was an honour to meet His Highness Emperor Akihito and discuss India-Japan relations,” he said in a tweet.

The Prime Minister also attended a meeting of the India-Japan Business Leaders’ Forum and addressed a business luncheon of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Keidanren or the Japanese Business Federation.

This is Modi’s second visit to Japan in two years.

–IANS

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