“One of the aspects which connects India and Japan is the teachings of Lord Buddha”. – N. Modi
Fumio Kishida, Prime Minister of Japan, is visiting India from March 19 through March 22.
The Summit Meeting between visiting Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was held today in New Delhi to discuss various key issues in the international community and confirm the cooperation between the G7 and G20 as Japan holds the G7 Presidency and India holds the G20 Presidency. They also exchanged views regarding the deepening of the “Japan-India Special Strategic and Global Partnership” and efforts toward the realization of a “Free and Open Indo-Pacific.”
In 2019, both countries had set up the India-Japan Industrial Competitiveness Partnership. Under this, competitiveness of Indian industry is increasing in areas such as logistics, food processing, MSME, textiles, machinery and steel. Both sides also expressed happiness over the activeness of this partnership. Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail project is progressing well. Both countries are celebrating 2023 as the Year of the Tourism Exchange for which the chosen theme is “Connecting Himalayas with Mount Fuji”.
Japanese Prime Minister Kishida extended an invitation to Indian PM for attending the G7 Leaders’ Summit to be held in Hiroshima in the month of May this year.