Japan-India Relations

December 17, 2014

On December 17, commencing at 3:30 p.m. for approximately 15 minutes, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held a Japan-India Summit Telephone Talk with Mr. Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India. The overview is as follows.

1. Prime Minister Modi congratulated Prime Minister Abe on his victory in the House of Representatives election and winning the public confidence in “Abenomics” through the election. PM Modi also noted that a strong Abe administration and PM Abe’s vision of peace and progress would serve the world.

2. Prime Minister Abe thanked Prime Minister Modi for his congratulatory message. PM Abe also said that he intended to further push forward his economic policies including the growth strategy and that he looked forward to working with PM Modi to elevate the Japan-India relationship, which was blessed with the largest potential for development, to a higher level through cooperation with “Modinomics”.

3. Prime Minister Modi hoped that the Japanese economy would grow further, saying that India needed Japan’s infrastructure and its advanced technologies, and that there was large potential for more bilateral economic cooperation. Both leaders shared the view that they would cooperate more closely in various areas, including the economic sector.

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