PM welcomed by kids with ‘Modi Modi’ chants

Osaka: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday arrived in Japan for the two-day G20 Summit in Osaka, the sixth edition of the global event where governments from 19 countries and the European Union deliberate on issues pertaining to international concern.

In a heartwarming gesture, the Indian diaspora in Japan arrived in large numbers to welcome the prime minister at the airport. The PM was seen responding to their greetings with a smile and reciprocated their love by shaking hands with them.

Not too far away, few children waved the Tricolour and chanted ‘Modi Modi’ in the prime minister’s welcome. Modi was seen going to each one of them and shaking hands with them.

“Pictures say it all! PM Narendra Modi greeted by excited and proud young members of the Indian community on his arrival at the hotel in Osaka,” Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in a post on Twitter.

Modi is expected to meet several global leaders, including US President Donald Trump, on the sidelines of the event. The PM will also hold bilateral talks with Japan Prime Minister Shinzō Abe. This is the sixth G20 Summit,  being held from June 28-29, PM Modi is attending.

“Early morning arrival in Osaka. The G20 Summit, bilateral and multilateral interactions await PM Narendra Modi in the coming two days. He will elaborate on many issues of global importance and present India’s viewpoint,” the Prime Minister’s Office tweeted after Modi’s touch-down.

Before departing for the crucial summit, Modi said that women empowerment, artificial intelligence and common efforts to address challenges like terrorism will be among his top priorities.

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