Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a two-day visit to Tokyo, received a warm welcome from Indian expats on Monday at the New Otani Hotel where he will be staying during his trip.
“har har Modi”, “Modi Modi”, “Vande Mataram” and “Bharat Mata ki JaiSlogans echoed around the hotel as Indian expats cheered and waved their flags upon seeing the prime minister.
#LOOK | Amid chants, Prime Minister Narendra Modi receives a warm welcome from the Indian diaspora in Tokyo, Japan
He will be attending the Quad Leaders’ Summit as part of his 2-day tour starting today, May 23. pic.twitter.com/Owqx1GXksm
— ANI (@ANI) May 22, 2022
Many children accompanied by their parents were present at the hotel, waving at the arrival of the Prime Minister. Children were seen holding signs with the word “Welcome” written in different languages.
The Prime Minister also interacted with one of the children present and signed an autograph.
#LOOK | “Wow! Where did you learn Hindi from?… Do you know it well enough?”, PM Modi to Japanese children who were waiting for his autograph with Indian children upon arrival at a hotel in Tokyo, Japan. pic.twitter.com/xbNRlSUjik
— ANI (@ANI) May 22, 2022
Earlier this morning, Prime Minister Modi arrived in Tokyo to attend the Quad Summit at the invitation of Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.
After landing in Tokyo, the Prime Minister tweeted, “Flanded in Tokyo. Will be participating in various programs during this visit including Quad Summit, meeting with other Quad leaders, interacting with Japanese business leaders and the dynamic Indian diaspora.”
Ahead of his visit to Japan, Prime Minister Modi said on Sunday that during the Quad summit, the leaders will again have the opportunity to discuss various initiatives and issues of common concern.
The Tokyo Summit is the Quad Leaders’ fourth interaction since their first virtual meeting in March 2021, the in-person Summit in Washington DC in September 2021, and the virtual meeting in March 2022.
Leaders will review the progress of Quad initiatives and working groups, identify new areas of cooperation, and provide strategic direction and vision for future collaboration.
On Monday, the Prime Minister will meet Nobuhiro Endo, Chairman of NEC Corporation, Tadashi Yanai, Chairman and CEO of UNIQLO, Osamu Suzuki, Advisor of Suzuki Motor Corporation and Masayoshi Son, Director of the Board of Softbank Group Corporation.
During his visit, the Prime Minister will also have a bilateral meeting with US President Joe Biden on Tuesday. The meeting will include a “constructive and direct” dialogue as well as an ongoing discussion on the situation in Ukraine.
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