Japanese PM to host dinner for Modi in Brisbane
New Delhi: Reflecting the “warm rapport” they share, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend a dinner hosted by his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe for him on November 14 in Brisbane, where they will be attending the G20 summit.
According to sources, Abe, who had hosted a dinner for Modi at the Imperial Guest House in Kyoto during his visit to Japan, will organise the evening meal which reflects the “exceptionally warm and friendly” equation both the leaders share.
Both Modi and Abe will be in Brisbane to attend two-day G20 summit from November 15. Modi will be straight travelling to Australia from Myanmar, where he will attend ASEAN and East Asia summit.
During his Japan visit in August, Modi and Abe struck a warm rapport and were full of praises for each other's leadership, the sources said.
Modi also wished Abe on his birthday in September and said, “I pray for his long life, good health & wish him the best in leading Japan to new heights of progress.”
Recalling his interactions with the Japanese Prime Minister, Modi had also tweeted that, “Whenever I interact with Prime Minister Abe, I cannot but marvel at his insight & expertise on a wide range of issues, both local & international.”