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Modi, Japanese PM Kishida conform to advance infrastructure, cultural ties at G7 Summit

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japan Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in a bilateral assembly on the sidelines of the G7 Summit, in Apulia on June 14.
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Strong ties between India and Japan are necessary for a peaceable, safe and affluent Indo-Pacific, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has stated as he met his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida in Italy the place the 2 leaders expressed a want to advance bilateral ties throughout numerous sectors.

The Prime Minister, who was on a day-long go to to Apulia, southern Italy on June 14 to handle the Outreach session on day two of the three-day G7 Summit, met Mr. Kishida after addressing the multilateral gathering on the subject of Artificial Intelligence, Energy, Africa and the Mediterranean.

“Strong ties between India and Japan are important for a peaceful, secure and prosperous Indo-Pacific,” Mr. Modi stated in a social media assertion following his talks with Mr. Kishida.

His feedback got here amidst China’s aggressive behaviour within the area in addition to its efforts to broaden its affect.

“Our nations look forward to working together in defence, technology, semiconductors, clean energy and digital technology. We also wish to advance ties in infrastructure and cultural linkages,” he stated.

In a readout of the assembly, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) stated the Prime Minister thanked the Japanese counterpart for his congratulatory needs on his re-election and affirmed that bilateral ties will proceed to obtain precedence in his third time period.

“The two leaders noted that the India-Japan Special Strategic and Global Partnership is in its 10th year and expressed satisfaction at the progress made in the relationship. They discussed ways to deepen cooperation further, adding new and emerging areas, and strengthening B2B and P2P cooperation,” reads the MEA assertion.

“India and Japan are collaborating on several important areas including the landmark Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail project that will usher in the next stage in mobility in India, the targeted 5 trillion yen worth of Japanese investment in India in 2022-2027 period, and India-Japan Industrial Competitiveness Partnership aimed at transformation of our manufacturing cooperation. The meeting between the two Prime Ministers provided an opportunity to review some of these ongoing works of cooperation,” it famous.

The two leaders concluded their talks by stating that they appeared ahead to persevering with their dialogue on the subsequent India-Japan annual summit.

The India-Japan bilateral got here in direction of the tip of the Prime Minister’s go to, following a sequence of discussions with the leaders of France, the U.Okay,, Ukraine, the U.S., Italy and Germany.

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