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Japanese PM Fumio Kishida to begin 2-day India visit from today for 14th Annual Summit in New Delhi

Updated: March 19, 2022 2:31 pm

Japanese prime minister Fumio Kishida will be in India for a two-day India-Japan 14th Annual Summit beginning today evening in New Delhi. This will be Kishida’s first visit to the country since he took charge of the office last year.

AIR correspondent reports that the 14th India Japan Annual Summit will be the first meeting of Mr. Modi and Mr. Kishida.

India and Japan have multi-faceted cooperation within the ambit of their Special Strategic and Global Partnership. The Summit will provide an opportunity for both sides to review and strengthen bilateral cooperation in diverse areas. The leaders will also exchange views on regional and global issues of mutual interest so as to advance the Partnership for peace, stability, and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region and beyond. The summit could not be held in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kishida’s predecessor Shinzo Abe had met Prime Minister Narendra  Modi several times when he was in office.

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