Mr. Toshimitsu Motegi, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Mr. Taro Kono, Minister of Defense of Japan, who are paying a visit to India to attend the inaugural meeting of India-Japan Foreign and Defence Ministerial Dialogue (2+2), called on Prime Minister today.
The Prime Minister welcomed the visiting Ministers and expressed his satisfaction at the two sides being able to accomplish this goal set by Prime Minister and Prime Minister Abe during the 13th India-Japan Annual Summit held in Japan in October 2018. The Prime Minister mentioned that the meeting will further deepen bilateral strategic, security and defence cooperation between India and Japan.
The Prime Minister stressed the importance of all-round development in India-Japan relations for the benefit of the two peoples, as well as the region and the world. The Prime Minister mentioned that regular high-level exchanges between the two countries are testimony to the depth and strength of the relationship.
The Prime Minister mentioned that both he and Prime Minister Abe attach great importance to strengthening bilateral partnership between the two countries. He conveyed that he looked forward to welcoming Prime Minister Abe to India for India-Japan Annual Summit next month. Prime Minister added that India’s relationship with Japan was a key component of our vision for Indo-Pacific for peace, stability and prosperity of the region, as well as a cornerstone of India’s Act East Policy.