Ahmedabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on Wednesday visited Sidi Saiyyed Ki Jaali, a 16th century mosque in the old city of Ahmedabad, soon after the latter’s arrival here on a two-day visit.
Modi received Abe and his wife Akie Abe at the mosque which is famous for its latticework windows, and took them on a tour of the complex.
“Thrilling welcome to the honoured guest. PM @AbeShinzo received with warm affection by enthusiastic crowd,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.
The mosque was built in 1573 by the retinue of Ahemad Shah Bilal Jhajar Khan, a General in the army of the last Sultan Shams-ud-Din Muzaffar Shah III of the Gujarat Sultanate.
After completing the tour of the mosque, Modi took the visiting dignitaries to a heritage property across the street where he will host them for dinner.