Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio will go to India to debate methods to strengthen bilateral cooperation in quite a lot of areas, together with commerce and funding on March 20 and 21, the Ministry of Exterior Affairs (MEA) issued a press release on Friday.
The Japanese prime minister will undertake in depth talks along with his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, protecting all features of bilateral relations, the assertion mentioned.
“Prime Minister of Japan Kishida Fumio pays an official go to to India on March 20 to 21,” the Ministry of Exterior Affairs (MEA) mentioned.
“Throughout his go to, he’ll meet with India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. Each side will speak about bilateral and regional problems with mutual curiosity,” the ministry mentioned within the assertion.
In response to the MEA, the 2 leaders will even focus on priorities for India’s G20 presidency and Japan’s G7 presidency.
“They will even focus on their respective G7 and G20 Presidency priorities,” the MEA mentioned.
India is at the moment the Group of 20 economies’ 2023 chair. Attributable to a parliamentary session in Japan, Japanese International Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi was unable to attend the G20 International Ministers’ Assembly. On March 3, the Japanese International Minister attended the eighth Raisina Dialogue.
He addressed the panel “The QUAD Squad: Energy and Function of the Polygon,” and said that the Quad just isn’t an effort to counter or pursue navy cooperation, however reasonably to advertise sensible cooperation. Minister Hayashi additionally said that the Quad, as 4 international locations with basic values in widespread, intends to guide efforts to protect and strengthen a free and open worldwide order based mostly on the rule of legislation.
Japan, together with the opposite G7 members, has elevated financial sanctions towards Russia. Nonetheless, India has avoided imposing sanctions on Russia.
India has additionally emerged as a key member of the “International South,” a time period that refers to growing international locations in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
In response to the Nikkei Asia report, Kishida is keen to strengthen ties with such international locations with a view to make sure the success of the G7 in-person summit scheduled for Could in Japan’s western metropolis of Hiroshima.
Kishida is predicted to ask Modi to the G7 summit throughout the scheduled go to.
(With Inputs From Companies)