Prime Minister Narendra Modi held ‘productive’ talks with his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida on a wide range of issues including ways to further boost bilateral economic and cultural ties.
Advancing friendship with Japan. Prime Ministers @narendramodi and @kishida230 held productive talks in New Delhi. Both leaders discussed ways to boost economic and cultural linkages between the two countries,’ Modi’s office tweeted.
Advancing friendship with Japan.
Prime Ministers @narendramodi and @kishida230 held productive talks in New Delhi. Both leaders discussed ways to boost economic and cultural linkages between the two countries. pic.twitter.com/GYhHjlarKY
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) March 19, 2022
Hours before Kishida’s arrival in New Delhi, Japan’s Nikkei newspaper reported that he is expected to announce a plan to invest 5 trillion yen ($42 billion) in India over the next five years during his visit.
Kishida, accompanied by a high-level delegation, arrived in New Delhi at around 3.40 pm on his first visit to India as the head of the Japanese government.
On the bilateral side, PM Modi and Japanese PM Kishida discussed the entire range of areas including economic cooperation, digital cooperation, cooperation for the development of the North East region of India, skill development etc, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla told media while addressing a press conference
According to a media advisory issued by the external affairs ministry, the Japanese prime minister is scheduled to depart from India at 8 am on Sunday. Kishida is travelling to Cambodia after concluding his India visit.