Modi to attend ex-Japanese PM Abe’s funeral Sept 27
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Japan on September 27 to attend the state funeral of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Hindustan Times reported.
Modi will separately meet Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida during the visit, the external affairs ministry announced on Thursday.
The visit is expected to last less than a day. Modi will also be among the world leaders who are expected to separately call on Abe’s widow, people familiar with the matter said.
“[Japan] is a friendly country and an important partner. It is nice that the prime minister has found time to be able to go despite his busy schedule and be present at the state funeral,” external affairs ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said.