Osaka: Prime Minister Narendra Modi underlined the importance of Indo-Japanese cooperation, saying that Japan was to play a significant role in the building of ‘New India’. At the same time, the Prime Minister claimed that the Indo-Japanese collaboration was growing at a rapid rate, pointing out that the Indo-Japanese partnership has increased from a motor car to the bullet train. The Indian Foreign Secretary informed that Prime Minister Modi held bilateral talks with the Japanese Prime Minister, Abe Shinzo, on reaching Japan and the main point of discussion was the security of the Indo-Pacific region.
Prime Minister Modi received a grand welcome, on reaching Japan for the G-20 summit. Before the meeting, Prime Minister Modi held bilateral talks with Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo. During the talks, the mutual collaboration was decided upon to be made more comprehensive. At the time, the Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo would be visiting India very soon, was announced. Before the visit, a ‘Two plus Two’ meeting between the Finance and Defence Ministers of both the countries would be held.
The new Japanese Emperor would take the throne in October. India announced that the Indian President Ram Nath Kovind would be attending the ceremony. Therefore, the leaders of both countries would meet more frequently in the near future. Meanwhile, the Indian Foreign Secretary informed that the issue of the security of the Indo-Pacific region was the central issue in Prime Minister Modi and his counterpart Abe’s meeting. The Foreign Secretary also informed that they discussed on making the Indo-Japanese defence ties more comprehensive.
Meanwhile, during his address to the Indian community in Japan, Prime Minister Modi underlined the importance of the Indo-Japanese cooperation. The Prime Minister said that the collaboration which started with the car had reached the bullet train. Prime Minister Modi expressed confidence saying, ‘India will become a $5 trillion economy in the next five years. Furthermore, Japan will have a major contribution to the economic growth of our country’. Prime Minister Modi underscored that Japan was executing projects in all the regions in India and was leaving a mark all over the country.