Japan-India Summit Telephone Talk
May 23, 2019
On May 23, commencing at 6:00 p.m. for approximately 10 minutes, Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, held a summit telephone talk with H.E. Mr. Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India. The overview of the telephone talk is as follows.
- At the beginning, Prime Minister Abe extended his congratulations on the victory in the general election. Prime Minister Abe expressed his view that Prime Minister Modi has achieved high recognition for his achievements under Prime Minister Modi’s strong leadership. Prime Minister Abe also stated that he would like to closely work with Prime Minister Modi hand in hand toward strengthening Japan-India relations and realizing a free and open Indo-Pacific. Prime Minister Abe went on to state that he looks forward to meeting Prime Minister Modi on the occasions of the G20 Osaka Summit next month and his next visit to India.
- In response, Prime Minister Modi expressed his sincere gratitude for Prime Minister Abe’s words of congratulations. Prime Minister Modi stated that the Japan-India Special Strategic and Global Partnership has led to India’s development, and expressed his pleasure that the bilateral relationship has been strengthened over the past five years. Expressing his view that such relationship will be elevated to greater heights, Prime Minister Modi stated that he hopes to cooperate with Prime Minister Abe and looks forward to meeting Prime Minister Abe again at the G20 Osaka Summit. Prime Minister Modi also extended his congratulations on the enthronement of His Majesty, the Emperor and the opening of the Reiwa era.