Tokyo, May 23: PM Narendra Modi, who is in Japan for a two-day visit to attend the Quad Leaders' summit, received a warm welcome from the Indian diaspora and Japanese citizens upon his arrival at a hotel in Tokyo on Monday.
“Landed in Tokyo. Will be taking part in various programs during this visit including the Quad Summit, meeting fellow Quad leaders, interacting with Japanese business leaders and the vibrant Indian diaspora,” PM Modi tweeted in both Japanese and English.
After reaching the hotel, he interacted with children outside the hotel. What amazed PM Modi was a Japanese kid greeting him in the Hindi language. He interacted with a boy who was waiting for him with a drawing of the Indian flag. He has written notes in three different languages including Hindi next to the drawing. The Prime Minister praised him for his fluency in Hindi and asked him where he learned the language from.
The Prime Minister praised him for his fluency in Hindi and asked him where he learned the language from. He is studying at Global Indian International school.
Further, PM Modi thanked the Indian diaspora for the warm welcome. “Japan’s Indian community has made pioneering contributions in different fields. They have also remained connected with their roots in India. I thank the Indian diaspora in Japan for the warm welcome,” he tweeted.
Apart from PM Modi, the Quad summit in Tokyo on May 24 will be attended by US President Joe Biden, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Australian prime minister-elect Anthony Albanese. PM Modi, who is visiting Tokyo at the invitation of his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida, will hold separate bilateral meetings with Biden, Kishida and Albanese on the sidelines of the summit.