Watch: Japanese PM Fumio Kishida meets PM Modi at Hyderabad House in Delhi

new Delhi: Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House in the national capital on Saturday. PM Kishida is on a two-day visit to India and he arrived this afternoon.

This is PM Kishida’s first visit to India since assuming office last year.

Before leaving for India, the Japanese PM had said, “I am going to visit India and then Cambodia. Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine coincides with this visit, I want to emphasize the importance of international unity.” I confirm that Japan and India will work together on various issues.”

PM Kishida also said, “Together with Prime Minister Modi of India, I reaffirm my intention to work towards the success of the Quad Summit to be held in Tokyo between the leaders of Japan, India, Australia and the United States of America.” In the next few months, as well as our cooperation.”

According to reports, Japanese PM Fumio Kishida is expected to announce a plan to invest $5 trillion yen (USD 42 billion) in India over the next years. Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced more than 3.5 trillion yen in investment and financing over five years during his 2014 visit to India.

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The Japanese Prime Minister, who arrived here, is scheduled to attend the 14th India-Japan Annual Summit. The summit will be the first meeting between PM Modi and his Japanese counterpart. The last India-Japan annual summit was held in Tokyo in October 2018.

The summit will provide an opportunity for both sides to review and strengthen bilateral cooperation in diverse fields as well as exchange views on regional and global issues of mutual interest so as to promote peace, stability and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region. to take our partnership forward. and beyond.

In the past year, bilateral and multilateral engagement between India and Japan increased, and the India-Japan Special Strategic and Global Partnership was further strengthened.

The two sides kept pace in relations through virtual meetings and phone calls despite the pandemic.

The Prime Minister spoke to the then Japanese Prime Minister Suga on April 26, 2021 to exchange views on managing the pandemic and strengthen cooperation in the post-COVID-19 world.

The two countries also saw the further strengthening of bilateral security and defense cooperation.

(input from agencies)

First published:March 19, 2022, 5:24 pm

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