Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the QUAD Leaders’ Summit in Tokyo, Japan on May 24, 2022. (Photo/PIB)
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Tokyo on May 23, 2022 morning on his two-day Japan visit at the invitation of Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.
The Prime Minister participated in various events on day two of his Japan visit.
Quad Leaders’ Summit
Prime Minister Narendra Modi participated in the second in-person Quad Leaders’ Summit in Tokyo, Japan on May 24, 2022, along with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida of Japan, President Joseph Biden of the United States of America and Prime Minister Anthony Albanese of Australia.
This was the fourth interaction of the Leaders since their first virtual meeting in March 2021, the Summit in Washington D.C in September 2021, and their virtual interaction in March 2022.
Meeting with Japanese PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a bilateral meeting on May 24, 2022, with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.
The Japanese PM also hosted a dinner for PM Modi. They had a productive exchange of views on enhancing bilateral relations in various spheres as well as on some regional and global issues.
Meeting with US President
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a warm and productive meeting with Joseph R. Biden, President of the United States of America, on 24 May 2022, in Tokyo. The meeting resulted in substantive outcomes which will add depth and momentum to the bilateral partnership.
The meeting marks a continuation of the regular high-level dialogue between the two Leaders who met in-person in September 2021 in Washington D.C and interacted at the G20 and COP26 Summits thereafter. Most recently they had a virtual interaction on 11 April 2022.
Meeting with Australian PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a bilateral meeting with Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on May 24, 2022, on the sidelines of the Quad Leaders’ Summit in Tokyo, Japan.
Prime Minister Modi congratulated Prime Minister Albanese for his election victory.
Both leaders reviewed the multi-faceted cooperation under the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, including in trade & investment, defence manufacturing, renewable energy including green hydrogen, education, science and technology, agricultural research, sports and people-to-people ties. Both Prime Ministers affirmed their desire to continue the positive momentum in the bilateral relationship.
Prime Minister Modi extended an invitation to the Australian Prime Minister to visit India at an early date.
Former Japanese PM calls on PM Modi
Former Prime Minister of Japan Yoshihide Suga called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 24, 2022, in Tokyo.
They recalled their previous interactions, including their bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the first in-person Quad Leaders’ Summit in Washington D.C. in September 2021.
Prime Minister Modi appreciated Suga’s contribution in deepening and strengthening India-Japan relations.
The two leaders exchanged views on further strengthening the India-Japan Special Strategic & Global Partnership.
Prime Minister Modi invited the former Japanese PM to lead a delegation of Japanese MPs to India.
Meeting with Japan-India Association
Prime Minister Narendra Modi met former Japanese Prime Ministers Yoshiro Mori and Shinzo Abe on 24 May 2022 in Tokyo, Japan. Yoshiro Mori is the current Chairperson of the Japan-India Association (JIA) while Shinzo Abe will be taking over this role shortly. The JIA, established in 1903, is one of the oldest friendship associations in Japan.
Prime Minister Modi appreciated the significant contributions made by JIA under the leadership of Yoshiro Mori in promoting exchanges between India and Japan in political, economic and cultural fields.
PM Modi conveyed his best wishes to Shinzo Abe on his new responsibilities and looked forward to the JIA continuing its important role.
The leaders also discussed the broad canvas of the India-Japan Special Strategic and Global Partnership as well as the shared vision of India and Japan for a peaceful, stable, and prosperous Indo-Pacific. Discussions were held on ways to further promote cultural and people-to-people ties. (Press Release)