Prime Minister of India and Japan meet on the sidelines of G7 Summit

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi held a bilateral meeting with H.E Mr. Fumio Kishida, Prime Minister of Japan on the sidelines of the G-7 Summit in Apulia, Italy.

Prime Minister thanked Prime Minister Kishida for the congratulatory wishes extended on assuming office for the third consecutive term.

He affirmed that bilateral ties with Japan will continue to receive priority in his third term.

The two leaders noted that the India-Japan Special Strategic and Global Partnership is in its 10th year and expressed satisfaction at the progress made in the relationship.

They discussed ways to deepen cooperation further, adding new and emerging areas, and strengthening B2B and P2P cooperation.

Noteworthy, India and Japan are collaborating on several important areas including the landmark Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail project that will usher in the next stage in mobility in India, the targeted 5 trillion yen worth of Japanese investment in India in 2022-2027 period, and India-Japan Industrial Competitiveness Partnership aimed at transformation of our manufacturing cooperation.

The meeting between the two Prime Minister provided an opportunity to review some of these ongoing works of cooperation.

Further, the two leaders looked forward to continuing their discussion at the next India-Japan annual summit.