Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who arrives in Ahmedabad on Wednesday afternoon, will take part in a road show in along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The eight-km-long road show will start from the Ahmedabad airport and culminate at Sabarmati Ashram.
Abe is in India for a two-day visit, during which he will hold talks with PM Modi at the 12th India-Japan annual summit in Ahmedabad.
“This is for the first time in the country when our prime minister along with the prime minister of another country is doing a joint road show. The Japanese PM is landing here directly on September 13. This makes the occasion more important as he is visiting a state on the very first day of his India visit,” Gujarat BJP unit president Jitubhai Vaghani told reporters on Monday.
Both the leaders will be accorded a “grand welcome”.
“On the entire route of the the road show, which will also pass from Sabarmati Riverfront, we have erected 28 small stages where dancers from 28 different states, all dressed in their traditional attire, would showcase their performance when these leaders pass,” said Patel.
Later in the day, both leaders are likely to visit the iconic Sidi Saiyyed Mosque, which is known worldwide for the stone lattice work.
A dinner at ‘Agashiye’ restaurant located near the mosque is also scheduled.
On Thursday, Abe and Modi will attend lay the foundation stone for the ambitious Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Project, commonly referred to as the Bullet Train project.
(With inputs from PTI)