Former Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori's Visit to India as the Special Envoy of Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi

October 26, 2001

  1. Mr. Yoshiro Mori, Former Prime Minister, will visit India from October 28 to 31 as the Special Envoy of Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi. Senior-Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs Seiken Sugiura and other officials will accompany Mr. Mori.

  2. Mr. Mori will carry a letter from Prime Minister Koizumi to Mr. Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Prime Minister of India, and will exchange views with the Prime Minister and other key figures of India.

  3. India is expected to play an important role in tackling terrorism and enhancing stability in the region. With a view to strengthening dialogue with India, the Government of Japan has decided to dispatch Mr. Mori as the Special Envoy of the Prime Minister.

  4. In August last year, Mr. Mori, then as the Prime Minister, visited four countries in South Asia including India, and agreed with Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, to establish "Global Partnership between Japan and India in the 21st Century".


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