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New Delhi, Sep 21: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday wished Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on his birthday and said both the leaders are committed to take India-Japan relations to the next level. Also Read - Japan PM Shinzo Abe, His Cabinet to Resign Today Paving Way For New Leadership

“Wishing @AbeShinzo a Happy Birthday! I pray for his long life, good health and wish him the best in leading Japan to new heights of progress,” Modi said in a tweet. Also Read - Yoshihide Suga Elected as Shinzo Abe's Successor, Set to Become Japan's Next Prime Minister

He said that whenever he interacts with Abe, “I cannot but marvel at his insight and expertise on a wide range of issues, both local and international”.

Modi said: “Both PM @AbeShinzo and I are committed to taking India-Japan relations to the next level and contributing to global peace and development.”