New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that India and Japan have agreed for a 2+2 dialogue. “We have agreed for a 2+2 dialogue between our Foreign Ministers and Defence Ministers. The aim of this is to further work towards world peace and stability,” said Prime Minister after attending 13th India-Japan Bilateral summit in Tokyo.
Both the countries signed six agreements including on high-speed train and naval cooperation.
PM Modi further said, “We both agree that from digital partnership to cyberspace, health, defence, ocean to space, in every field we will strengthen our partnership. I have been told that today Japan investors have announced that they will invest 2.5 billion US dollars in India.”
Welcoming PM Modi to Japan, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that both countries serve good relations and under PM Modi leadership it will get more stronger.
Earlier in the day, both Prime Ministers also held a delegation-level talk. During the talk, they discussed on a range of bilateral, trade and defence issues.
India and Japan shared robust ties with cooperation in areas of defence, science and cooperation, and trade. In 2014, India and Japan upgraded their relationship to ‘Special Strategic and Global Partnership’ and prime ministers of the two countries hold an annual summit.
India and Japan also decided to cooperate for the first time in the areas of traditional medicinal systems such as Yoga and Ayurveda to provide holistic healthcare and wellness in both countries.
Earlier, PM Modi interacted with top business leaders from India and Japan at the Business Leaders Forum. He had said the inputs offered at the Forum will propel India to achieve global benchmarking and urged Japanese businessmen to engage more with India.
He had also met Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono and held a productive, focused discussion on bilateral, regional and global issues. PM Modi had arrived in Japan on Saturday to attend the 13th India-Japan annual two-day summit which will seek to review the progress in ties and deepen strategic dimension of the bilateral relationship.
On Saturday, PM Modi also met Secretary General Toshihiro Nikai of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party and the Minister of Economy Trade and Industry (METI) Hiroshige Seko.