Tuesday, January 23, 2018
John Key and delegation team finally arrived in Delhi...

John Key and delegation team finally arrived in Delhi at Palam airforce airport

 New Delhi-Prime Minister John Key has finally arrived in India  with lot of expectations almost 43 hours after setting off . Mr  John Key, his wife Bronagh and a 80 member team including army cricket team and business delegation  , cricketing superstar Brendon McCullum were met with red carpet and flowers after landing at Palam Airforce Base in New Delhi. This is the   second visit  of John  Key  to India  as  a  Prime Minister of New Zealand after the first on June 2011 , while  congress led Government with  Dr  Manmohan Singh as  the Prime minister. He got disappointed  in  his first visit with   free trade and other offers he put forward to Indian Leaders that time. This time John Key came with lot of expectations and steps for boosting bilateral relationships and trade of both countries

After taking rest at hotel,   Mr John Key  will be officially welcomed on Wednesday at 9am by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a “Guard of Honour” at Delhi’s Rashtrapai Bhavan   .Thereafter an official talk will commences as  scheduled

New Zealand Prime  minister also take part in a wreath laying ceremony at the Mahathma Gandhi Memorial Samadhi at Rajghat  on Wednesday  itself ,  and  meeting with Prime Minster of  India  Sri Naredra Modi including a signing ceremony,  later  a few  business meeting and  finally  visit  President of India  Pranab Mukherjee  with an official dinner at  evening today.

A great relief   felt to all  members   after they  landed  on Indian soil after a plane breakdown in Townsville, Australia, delayed the trip.