PM Modi’s two-day Japan visit starts today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (File Photo/PIB)

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is visiting Tokyo,  Japan from 23-24 May 2022 at the invitation of Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.

In a statement on May 22, 2022, PM Modi said in March 2022, I had the pleasure of hosting Prime Minister Kishida for the 14th India-Japan Annual Summit.

During my visit to Tokyo, I look forward to continuing our conversation further, with an aim to strengthen the India-Japan Special Strategic and Global Partnership, PM Modi said.

He added Economic cooperation between India and Japan is an important aspect of our Special Strategic and Global Partnership. During the March Summit,

“PM Kishida and I had announced our intention to realize JPY 5 trillion in public and private investment and financing over the next five years from Japan to India. During the forthcoming visit, I will meet with Japanese business leaders with the goal of further strengthening economic linkages between our countries, in pursuit of this objective.”

The Prime Minister will also interact with the Indian diaspora in Japan.

Japan is home to nearly 40,000 members of the Indian diaspora.

QUAD Leaders’ Summit

Prime Minister Modi will also be participating in the second in-person Quad Leaders’ Summit in Tokyo.

The Summit  will provide an opportunity for the leaders of the four Quad countries to review the progress of Quad initiatives.  We will also exchange views about developments in the Indo-Pacific region and global issues of mutual interest, PM Modi informed.

Bilateral Meetings with US Prez, Aussie PM

Prime Minister Midi is also slated to hold bilateral meetings with US President Joe Biden and the newly elected Australian PM on the sidelines of the Quad Leaders’ Summit in Tokyo.

I will hold a bilateral meeting with President Joseph Biden, where we will discuss further consolidation of our multi-faceted bilateral relations with the U.S.A, Prime Minister Modi said.

We will also continue our dialogue on regional developments and contemporary global issues, he added.

Informing about his bilateral meeting with the newly-elected Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, PM Modi said: I look forward to a bilateral meeting with him during which the multifaceted cooperation between India and Australia under the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, and regional and global issues of mutual interest will be discussed. (Press Release)

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