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FIRST IN-PERSON MEETING BETWEEN PM OF INDIA AND PM OF JAPAN

FIRST IN-PERSON MEETING BETWEEN PM OF INDIA AND PM OF JAPAN

Context:

On 23 September 2021, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi met H.E. Mr Suga Yoshihide, Prime Minister of Japan, in Washington DC on the sidelines of the Quad Leaders’ Summit.

About the Meeting:

  • Both Prime Ministers reviewed the multi-faceted relationship between the two countries and exchanged views on recent global and regional developments, including in Afghanistan.
  • They also reaffirmed their commitment towards the free Indo-Pacific region.
  • They agreed to strengthen bilateral security and safety cooperation, including the area of defence and technology.
  • The two Prime Ministers welcomed the increase in economic participation between the two countries.

Project Welcomed by the Prime Ministers:

  • They welcomed the launch of the Supply Chain Resilience Initiative (SCRI) between India, Japan and Australia earlier this year as a collaborative approach to empowering strong, diverse and reliable chains.
  • Prime Minister Suga informed Prime Minister Modi that in order to implement the agreement signed earlier this year, the Japanese side will conduct skills and language tests in India from the beginning of 2022.
  • Both Prime Ministers reaffirmed their commitment to advancing efforts to facilitate implementation and smooth running of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed ​​Rail (MAHSR) project.

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