New Delhi, Dec 27 (ANI): The Prime Minister of Japan, Yoshihiko Noda, arrived here on a two-day state visit today to attend the sixth annual India-Japan summit.
Noda was greeted by Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur and Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai on his arrival here.
A ceremonial reception will be held the Rashtrapati Bhawan at around 10 a.m. on Wednesday in honour of the visiting dignitary.
Thereafter, the Japanese Prime Minister will lay a wreath at Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi's memorial Rajghat at around 10: 30 a.m.
External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna will call on the Japanese Prime Minister at Hotel Taj Palace at around 11: 05 a.m.
Yoshihiko Noda will later address a gathering on "India-Japan Strategic and Global Partnership on the Sixtieth Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations". The event will be held at the Durbar Hall in Hotel Taj Palace at 12 p.m.
The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) will host a business luncheon meeting in honour of the visiting Prime Minister at the Hotel Taj Palace here at around 1: 30 p.m.
Leader of Opposition Sushma Swaraj will then call on the Japanese Prime Minister at the Hotel Taj Palace here at around 3: 15 p.m.
Thereafter, the visiting Prime Minister will call on Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari at 6, Maulana Azad Road here at 4 p.m.
This would be followed by a delegation-level talks between the two nations during which the signing of joint statement between the two nations will take place. The event will be held at the Hyderabad House at around 5: 45 p.m. (ANI)