Modi meets Japanese PM Abe on 2nd day of his visit
Gandhinagar, Apr 16 (UNI) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi met Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe today on the second day of his visit there and held discussions over the Delhi-Mumbai industrial dedicated freight corridor project.
Assuring Mr Modi of quick completion of the project's phase in Gujarat, Mr Abe said it would help improve relations between Gujarat and Japan, an official release said here.
Mr Modi presented a compact disc featuring historical places of Budhdhism in Gujarat to Mr Abe and invited him to the state. He also presented a traditional shawl, woven by tribal women in Gujarat, to the Japanese premier.
After meeting Mr Abe, Mr Modi attended a meeting in which Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) chairman Yashu Hayashi and Department of Industries and Mines Principal Secretary D Rajagopalan signed memoranda of understanding (MoUs) in various sectors.
Also included in Mr Modi's aganda was a meeting with Itochu Corporation chairman and CEO Izu Kobayashi, in which Mr Kobayashi expressed keen interest in investing in infrastructural development and logistic sector of Gujarat.
Mr Kobayashi said his corporation was interested in developing logistic park in Gujarat as part of industrial dedicated freight corridor project. This would create the scope for port development in the state.