New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Papua New Guinea. On Sunday, he was welcomed by the Prime Minister there, James Marape. Not only that, James bowed to Prime Minister Modi for the honor. The Prime Minister went to Papua New Guinea to attend the third conference of the Forum for Indo-Pacific Island Cooperation.
Incidentally, if a leader arrives in Papua New Guinea after sunset, he is not officially welcomed. But, there is an exception to that rule in the case of Prime Minister Modi. He is the first Indian Prime Minister to visit the Pacific island nation. Modi reached there at 10 pm local time that day. Later, the Prime Minister said that on Twitter. He wrote, ‘Arrived in Papua New Guinea. Thanks to Prime Minister James Marape for coming to welcome me at the airport. I will always remember this special expression. I will try to strengthen India’s relations with this country during my visit. Later, the Prime Minister bowed by touching Modi’s feet. Once again they hugged each other as a sign of warm relationship. Then they proceeded to other dignitaries. Introduction phase.
#WATCH | Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea James Marape seeks blessings of Prime Minister Narendra Modi upon the latter’s arrival in Papua New Guinea. pic.twitter.com/gteYoE9QOm
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