New Delhi, Aug. 28 PM Narendra Modi will undertake a four-day visit to Japan beginning on August 30 during which he will hold discussions on his dream project of ‘Smart Cities’. Prime Minister will also hold talks with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe for strategic partnership between the two sides to a new level. He will also hold talk with the Japanese ministers and business houses.
Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) official spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin while Briefing the media here about the Prime Minister’s forthcoming visit to Japan, said, “The PM is keen to rejuvenate Indian cities as urban centres and Kyoto is a magnificent example of how a city preserves its cultural heritage while also modernizing itself. Also, the PM’s project of ‘Smart Cities’ will also be fulfilled in Kyoto, which is seen in Japan as a city which is environmentally friendly, preserves its heritage and is at the cutting edge of technology.”
Consultations are going on between Kyoto and Varanasi, with Varanasi trying to draw experiences which have been successful in the Japanese city,” he added.
PM will also be visiting the Kobe University, which focuses on stem cell research. The Prime Minister will also be inaugurating the Vivekananda Cultural Centre in Tokyo during his visit. He will also be meeting Japanese emperor Akihito.