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The Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and his Japanese counter part Shinzo Abe to attend the annual Japan-India summit.
The options on the venue for hosting the annual prime ministers-level bilateral summit with Japan is kept open by India. The officials said that the arrangement were in place to host the event in Delhi if in case the situation in Guwahati wasn’t conductive to the high-level visit.
The government is yet to finalize the venue for the annual Japan-India summit which is scheduled to start on Sunday.the officials said considerations regarding the latest assessment of the security situation would be taken although the finals call for moving it away from Assam has not been taken.
The external affairs ministry said that, “no updates to share on the matter at this stage.” As said by officials, the contingency plans are always ready for the run-up to any high-level visit.
As per the one of the associates of the event, the assumptions were done that the visit would happen and accordingly the the preparations have been made. “Preparation for the programme is almost over. While PMs of both countries will arrive on December 15, next day there will be Indo-Japan business meeting in the day and, in the evening, both PMs will address a gathering.”
The PMs of India and Japan are set to visit the Peace Museum in Imphal which is the capital of Manipur on December 17, as per the schedule. The museum pays tribute to thousands of soldiers who were killed in one of the fiercest battles of World War-2 in 1994.
By Shrithika Kushangi