PM Modi receives warm welcome in Papua New Guinea as counterpart touches his feet | Watch

    New Delhi,UPDATED: May 21, 2023 19:00 IST

    By India Today News Desk: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Papua New Guinea on Sunday, as part of the second leg of his three-nation tour. He was warmly welcomed upon arrival in the country, as PM James Marape touched his feet.

    This was followed by a hug between the two counterparts, after which PM Modi was introduced to other officials.

    His visit to Papua New Guinea is the first ever by any Indian prime minister. “After a successful visit to Japan, PM @narendramodi emplanes for Papua New Guinea, for the second leg of his three-nation tour,” the Ministry of External Affairs tweeted.

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    PM Modi also received a grand welcome by the Indian diaspora in Papua New Guinea. They were seen cheering on and clicking selfies with the prime minister.

    PM Modi had left for the country on Sunday after concluding his visit to Japan for the summit of the G7 advanced economies.

    In Papua New Guinea, he will host the third summit of the Forum for India–Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC) on Monday jointly with counterpart James Marape. “I am grateful that all 14 Pacific Island Countries (PIC) have accepted the invitation to attend this important summit (FIPIC),” Modi had said earlier.

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