Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to host his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe for a special Gujarati feast in Ahmedabad. Prime Minister’s favorite dish ‘Handvo’ will be served to Abe in the feast. PM Modi, Abe and his wife Akie, will have dinner at city’s noted Agashiye terrace restaurant, popular for the view and kosher Gujarati cuisine, NDTV reports. The hotel offers a delightful view of some of the city’s famous spots. A diner can see heritage spots including the Siddi Sayeed Ni Jaali mosque. The thali is going to be all-vegetarian, featuring PM’s favourite “Handvo” or vegetable cake, besides khichdi kadhi. The dishes are likely to include some Japanese dishes in case the Japanese Prime Minister, his wife and other delegation members wish for a dish they are more familiar with.
Later on Thursday, Abe and Modi are scheduled to attend the ground breaking (bhoomi poojan) ceremony of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed railway, also known as bullet train project, a flagship programme of the India-Japan collaboration. The two head of nations are scheduled to attend the ground-breaking ceremony of the ‘High-Speed Railway Training Institute’ being set up in Vadodara through a video link.
Modi and Abe will also attend a business plenary before visiting the Dandi Kutir in Gandhinagar, which is India’s largest museum showcasing the life and teachings of Mahatma Gandhi. New Delhi-Tokyo ties are on an upswing in a range of areas, including defence and security. The discussions between the two nations may also feature Nuclear pact, signed in 2016, the Asia-Africa Growth Corridor (AAGC), launched in May this year.