Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday held “productive” talks together with his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida on a variety of points together with methods to additional increase bilateral financial and cultural ties.
Kishida, accompanied by a high-level delegation, arrived right here at round 3:40 pm on his first go to to India as the pinnacle of the Japanese authorities.
“Advancing friendship with Japan. Prime Ministers @narendramodi and @kishida230 held productive talks in New Delhi. Each leaders mentioned methods to spice up financial and cultural linkages between the 2 nations,” Modi’s workplace tweeted.
Exterior Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi mentioned the agenda of the summit talks between Modi and Kishida included multifaceted bilateral ties in addition to regional and international problems with mutual curiosity.
“PM @narendramodi welcomed Japan’s PM @kishida230 for the 14th India-Japan Annual Summit. Discussions on our multifaceted bilateral ties, regional & international problems with mutual curiosity on the agenda,” he tweeted.
In response to a media advisory issued by the exterior affairs ministry, the Japanese prime minister is scheduled to depart from India at 8 am on Sunday. Kishida is travelling to Cambodia after concluding his India go to.
Earlier than leaving for India, Kishida mentioned Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is unacceptable and such actions ought to by no means be allowed within the Indo-Pacific area.
The Japanese prime minister mentioned he’ll alternate views on the state of affairs in Ukraine with leaders of India and Cambodia.
Prime Minister Modi had spoken to PM Kishida on telephone in October 2021 quickly after he assumed workplace. Either side expressed a want to additional strengthen the particular strategic and international partnership.
This yr additionally marks the seventieth anniversary of the institution of diplomatic relations between the 2 nations.
The annual summit between Prime Minister Modi and his then Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe was cancelled in December 2019 in Guwahati within the wake of large protests rocking the Assam capital over the amended citizenship regulation.
The summit couldn’t be held in 2020 in addition to in 2021 primarily as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.
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