PM Modi to visit Japan with 'Smart Cities' agenda
Prime Minister 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'
During his visit, he will also hold talks with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe to take the strategic partnership between the two sides to a new level. He will also talks with the Japanese ministers and businessmen.
Briefing the media here about the Prime Minister's forthcoming visit to Japan, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) official spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin 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."
"Also, consultations are going on between Kyoto and Varanasi, with Varanasi trying to draw experiences which have been successful in the Japanese city," he added.
He 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.
The Prime Minister is scheduled to visit a college in Tokyo, where he will address the students. He will also be meeting Japanese emperor Akihito.
(Posted on 28-08-2014)