Japan-India Relations

September 22, 2023
Two Ministers shake hands facing straight at a camera
Two Ministers who have a talk after having a seat

On September 22, commencing at 8:47 a.m. (local time; 9:47 p.m. JST) for approximately 30 minutes, Ms. KAMIKAWA Yoko, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, who is visiting New York, the United States to attend the United Nations General Assembly, held a meeting with H.E. Dr. S. Jaishankar, Minister of External Affairs of India. The overview of the meeting is as follows.

  1. At the outset, Foreign Minister Jaishankar congratulated Foreign Minister Kamikawa on her appointment. In response, Minister Kamikawa expressed her intention to further develop the "Japan-India Special Strategic and Global Partnership" and her respect for India's efforts as the Chair of the G20 New Delhi Summit. Minister Kamikawa also stated that the two nations, as the G7 and G20 presidency respectively, were able to cooperate closely and link G7 outcomes to G20 outcomes.
  2. On the economic front, the ministers concurred to strengthen cooperation, including steady progress on the high-speed railway project, a flagship project between Japan and India.
  3. Both Ministers affirmed that maintaining and strengthening a free and open international order based on the rule of law is critical, and that Japan and India would strengthen their responses to issues in the international community. They also shared views on regional situations including the Indo-Pacific and the situation in Ukraine, and on the Security Council reform.

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