Japan-India Relations

September 27, 2022
Photo session before the meeting Japan-India Summit Meeting (Photo: Cabinet Public Affairs Office)
(Photo) Japan-India Summit Meeting Japan-India Summit Meeting (Photo: Cabinet Public Affairs Office)

On September 27, commencing at 11:40 a.m. for approximately 25 minutes, Mr. KISHIDA Fumio, Prime Minister of Japan, held a summit meeting with H.E. Mr. Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, who is visiting Japan to attend the state funeral for former Prime Minister Abe. The overview of the meeting is as follows.

  1. At the outset, Prime Minister Kishida appreciated Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Japan to attend the State Funesettral for former Prime Minister Abe. Prime Minister Kishida expressed his intention to continue working with Prime Minister Modi to realize a “Free and Open Indo-Pacific”, building on the diplomatic legacies of former Prime Minister Abe. Prime Minister Modi expressed his heartfelt condolences on the passing of former Prime Minister Abe, stating that Japan-India relations have entered a new level under the leadership of Prime Minister Abe and that Indian people have had warm sentiments for Mr. Abe.
  2. Prime Minister Kishida stated that the period from this year, which marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of Japan-India diplomatic relations, to next year, when Japan and India will respectively assume the G7 and G20 presidencies, offers an excellent opportunity to further strengthen the “Japan-India Special Strategic and Global Partnership.” The leaders confirmed to promote bilateral cooperation in various fields.
  3. The leaders exchanged views regarding the regional situation, including the situation in Ukraine. They reaffirmed their shared recognition of the importance of peaceful settlement of disputes as well as transparent and comparable development finance, and confirmed to continue working together in view of Japan and India’s respective presidencies of the G7 and G20 next year.

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