Japan-India Summit Meeting
On November 4, commencing at 11:15 a.m. (local time) for approximately 45 minutes, Mr. ABE Shinzo, Prime Minister of Japan, on his visit to Bangkok to attend ASEAN-related summit meetings, held a Summit meeting with H.E. Mr. Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India. The overview of the meeting is as follows. The meeting was also attended by Mr. NISHIMURA Akihiro, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary, and others from the Japanese side and by H.E. Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, Minister of External Affairs, H.E. Mr. Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways and Minister of Commerce & Industry, and others from the Indian side.
- At the outset, Prime Minister Abe welcomed the opportunity to meet Prime Minister Modi again since their meeting in Vladivostok in September, and expressed gratitude for President Kovind’s attendance from India at the Ceremony of the Enthronement of His Majesty the Emperor.
Prime Minister Modi offered his congratulations on the Ceremony of the Enthronement of His Majesty the Emperor and expressed appreciation for the hospitality extended to President Kovind. Prime Minister Modi stated that he looked forward to Prime Minister Abe’s visit to India and to the “2+2” Ministerial Meeting prior to his visit.
- The two leaders exchanged views regarding measures for strengthening Japan-India relations toward Prime Minister Abe’s upcoming visit to India, including defence cooperation, bilateral cooperation in third countries, and collaboration on investment promotion. The two leaders also exchanged views regarding the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and regional affairs.
During the discussion, Prime Minister Abe asked Prime Minister Modi for his understanding and cooperation toward the early resolution of the issue of abductions by North Korea.