Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida in Tokyo on Tuesday, and the two leaders conducted a comprehensive review of the bilateral partnership’s overall framework in order to advance cooperation in a variety of areas, including defense manufacturing in India, trade, and technology.
Prime Minister Modi held a bilateral discussion with Kishida during the second in-person Quad summit, during which they emphasized the significance of preserving the momentum of regular high-level encounters between the two countries.
I had excellent discussions with the business leaders of Japan, and an engaging interaction with the vibrant Indian community in Japan. I thank the Government and the people of Japan for the warm hospitality.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 24, 2022
Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra said in a press conference that both leaders “took a comprehensive stocktaking of the entire framework of bilateral partnership to carry forward our cooperation in diverse areas, including defense manufacturing in India, skill development partnership, trade and technology partnership cooperation, including for resilient supply chains in the region, and other areas.”
Prime Minister Modi is on his sixth visit to Japan since taking office, and his second meeting with Japanese counterpart Kishida, according to him. Prime Minister Kishida has asked Prime Minister Modi to visit Japan for the annual summit later this year, according to the Foreign Secretary.