New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be participating in the 13th India-Japan bilateral summit in Tokyo on Monday, followed by a delegation-level talk with his counterpart Shinzo Abe. The summit will seek to review the progress in ties and deepen strategic dimension of the bilateral relationship.
During day 2 of summit, PM Narendra Modi and Shinzo Abe will hold a formal summit on Monday in Tokyo, during which strengthening bilateral security and economic cooperation are expected to be high on the agenda. They will be making joint statements after the meeting and signing of agreements.
On Sunday PM Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe held informal talks at a picturesque resort near Mount Fuji and visited a factory of industrial robot manufacturer on Sunday. They spent about eight hours together on the first day of a two-day summit.
Modi, who arrived in Japan last evening to attend the 13th India-Japan annual summit, has said the partnership between the two countries has been fundamentally transformed and it has been strengthened as a ‘special strategic and global partnership’.
Both leaders also rode an express train to travel to Tokyo after spending eight hours together.
It is the first time that Abe has invited a foreign political leader to his holiday home in the village of Narusawa in the prefecture. In September last year, Modi had hosted Abe in his home state of Gujarat.
Ahead of his departure from New Delhi, Modi described India and Japan as a “winning combination” and said the island nation was New Delhi’s most trusted partner in its economic and technological modernisation.
Modi said it will be his 12th meeting with Abe since he first visited Japan as prime minister in September 2014.
During the formal summit Monday, Modi will engage with Abe on a range of issues including defence and regional security.
Besides bilateral issues, the two leaders are expected to deliberate on a range of regional and global issues including the situation in the Indo-Pacific region.
It is said the prime minister’s visit will reaffirm the traditional bonds of friendship between the two countries and strengthen their multi-faceted cooperation in diverse fields.
Modi will also address the Indian community function in Tokyo and will attend a series of business events and address the business forum.