New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese PM Fumio Kishida visited the Bal Bodhi Tree at Buddha Jayanti Park in Delhi. The two leaders discussed their ties walking by the park. Not only this, but PM Kishida also tried Indian delicacies of ‘gol gappa’, lassi and aam panna. The meeting was a crucial one and what could be a better way to strengthen the ties than food?
Not only did the Japanese PM try the food, but he also tried to make the lassi by churning the curd. In the video, PM Modi can be seen telling his Japanese counterpart about these delicacies and offering him to try some.
#WATCH | Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese PM Fumio Kishida visit Buddha Jayanti Park in Delhi. The Japanese PM also tried Gol Gappe, Lassi and Aam Panna here.
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Kishida is on a two-day trip to New Delhi for the annual India-Japan Summit. He also offered floral tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat and visited the Buddha Jayanti Park where the two world leaders offered prayers at Bal Bodhi Tree.
PM Modi hosted PM Kishida at the Hyderabad House and the Japanese PM also invited PM Modi to the G7 leaders meeting in Hiroshima in May 2023. PM Modi said their meeting aims to give a voice to the global South and strengthen their relationship. They discussed India’s G20 priorities and the culture of ‘Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam’, taking everyone along.
PM Kishida called India an “indispensable partner” of Japan and invited PM Modi to Hiroshima, which was accepted by the Indian Prime Minister.
In the press meeting, they also discussed the economic ties between India and Japan and how it will help with the development of the two Asian countries. Kishida said that progress is being made towards realising 5 trillion yen of public and private investment from Japan to India in five years.