In the wake of widespread protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act or CAA in Northeast, especially Assam, the scheduled visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to Guwahati has been postponed.
“Both sides have decided to defer the visit to a mutually convenient date in the near future,” Raveesh Kumar, foreign ministry spokesperson, tweeted.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Shinzo Abe were scheduled to meet for the India-Japan Summit in Guwahati on Sunday and Monday.
Earlier it was reported that the scheduled summit has been shifted to Bhubaneswar, but a Japanese media report stated that Abe may consider cancelling his visit to Assam.
Not just Abe, reportedly Bangladesh foreign minister AK Abdul Momen and home Minister also called off their visits to India in the midst of the agitations.
This is for the first time that Assam was having a trade summit with Japan.
Assam was expecting huge investment from Japan after the summit.