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Narendra Modi's first foreign visit as a PM may be of Japan
Japan may be first nation to receive Prime Minister Narendra Modi as state guest. Japan has proposed possible dates to welcome Modi and his visit to Tokyo might happen towards end of June or early July.

Japanese foreign minister Fumio Kishida called Indian foreign minister Sushama Swaraj on Tuesday. It is his first conversation with Swaraj after she took over the charge of her office. Diplomatic channels of Japan have already proposed dates for Modi's visit to Tokyo.

Takeshi Yagi, the Japanese envoy to India, visited new National Security Advisor Ajit Doval last week to propose dates. Although India has not accepted them, the government has indicated that Modi is interested for this foreign debut, as reported by TOI.

The international debut of Modi was supposed to start with the BRICS summit in Brazil, scheduled for July 15. Japan wants an Abe-Modi summit to precede a possible Modi-Xi Jinping summit and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe declared that he was “looking forward” to welcoming Modi in Tokyo before the end of the year.

Modi wants to replicate his experience with Japan, where many Japanese companies are investing in Gujarat, in rest of India.



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