Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday discovered a “special connection” with Mongolia when he entered the Buddhist country’s Parliament to deliver a speech, the first foreign leader to do so on Sunday – a holiday.
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At the end of his 25-minute address to lawmakers at the State Great Hural – the Parliament – Modi turned around and pointed to state emblem which had a lotus among other symbols.
“When I entered the Parliament, I saw this symbol and I found a special connection with this Parliament,” he said.
Pointing his finger towards the emblem, he told lawmakers that there is a lotus on the emblem and his party BJP’s symbol is also lotus.
His remarks were applauded by the lawmakers.
Mongolia bestowed a rare honour on Modi by convening its Parliament on Sunday – a holiday – for his address.
Modi, who arrived here last night from China on the second leg of his three-nation tour, is the first Indian Prime Minister to visit the country.