Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe will greet more than two lakh people through a roadshow on September 13 in Ahmedabad. Both leaders will be moving around the city in an open vehicle.
The Gujarat government has been giving the final touch to the preparation for Abe’s two-day visit to the city on September 13-14.
Confirming about the roadshow, a senior official with the Gujarat government said, “The roadshow could either be from the Ahmedabad airport to Hyatt in Vastrapur or from Hyatt to Sidi Saiyed ni Jali mosque. The final route will be decided after checking the security perspectives. More than two lakh people are expected to witness this event and people from a cross section have been invited to the same.”
Both leaders will visit Sabarmati Ashram soon after landing in Ahmedabad, and in the evening, will go to Sidi Saiyed ni Jali mosque, a historic monument. The mosque is an architectural marvel and a favourite spot among tourists.
PM Modi will host a dinner party for the Japanese PM and his wife at Agashiye heritage hotel, where they will get a taste of traditional Gujarati hospitality.
Next day morning, the two leaders will lay the foundation stone for the Ahmedabad-Mumbai Metro project and then head to Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar.
“Modi and Abe will inaugurate a car manufacturing plant of Maruti Suzuki here at Mahatma Mandir. Several MOUs will be signed between the Gujarat government and Japanese entities,” the official said.
Abe and his delegation will be hosted by Chief Minister Vijay Rupani over dinner on September 13 evening and over lunch next morning at Science city.
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