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Watch: PM Modi and Japanese PM speak on expanding India-Japan partnership

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese PM Fumio Kishida at the Hyderabad House in New Delhi on Monday (Image courtesy: MEA)

India-Japan delegation level talks led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese PM Fumio Kishida have ended at the Hyderabad House in New Delhi.

The focus of wide-ranging talks, tweeted Ministry of External Affairs, was on cooperation in economy and commerce; climate and energy; defence and security; P2P and skill development.

Both sides will also discussed regional and global issues of mutual interest, including the role of India-Japan partnership in fostering peace, prosperity and stability in the Indo-Pacific region.

“I told PM Kishida in detail about the priorities of our G20 presidency. An important foundation of our G20 presidency is to voice the priorities of the Global South. A culture that believes in Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, believes in going ahead by bringing everyone together,” said PM Modi during the joint presser with his Japanese counterpart following the talks.

Earlier, PM Modi PM welcomed the Japanese PM ahead of bilateral delegation-level talks.

The meeting was an opportunity for both leaders to review progress in bilateral ties and further expand the India-Japan Partnership for a peaceful, stable and prosperous post-Covid world.

Fumio Kishida

Kishida’s visit comes at a significant time with Japan holding the Presidency of G7 and India of the G20 grouping. Leaders also use the opportunity to discuss how the two groupings can synergise their efforts and work together on critical global issues.

The Japanese PM arrived in the Indian capital early Monday on a two-day visit. He was welcomed by Union Minister of State for Entrepreneurship, Skill Development, Electronics and Technology, Rajeev Chandrasekhar.

Before commencing talks at the Hyderabad House, Kishida also offered floral tributes at Rajghat, paying his respects to Mahatma Gandhi.

As reported by IndiaNarrative.com last week, the Japanese PM will also unveil in New Delhi this afternoon Tokyo’s new plan related to the Free and Open Indo-Pacific (FOIP).

“I will set out in concrete terms my thinking regarding how the future should look for the Free and Open Indo-Pacific, which is at a historic turning point,” tweeted Kishida as he left for India.

Both countries have repeatedly affirmed their common vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific, free from coercion and underpinned by inclusiveness and rules-based order.

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