PM Modi, Japan’ Suga agree to further strengthen Indo-Japan relationship discuss their anti-virus strategy.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart SUGA Yoshihide have expressed mutual intention to further strengthen the Indo-Japan relationship based on principles of trust and shared values. Both the leaders agreed that the bilateral Special Strategic and Global Partnership between the two countries have made great advances over the last few years. Interacting over a phone call Prime Minister congratulated Mr. Yoshihide on his appointment as the Prime Minister of Japan and wished him success in achieving his goals.
The two leaders concurred that the partnership between the two countries is even more relevant in today’s times given the global challenges, including that of the COVID-19 pandemic. They emphasized that the economic architecture of a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific region must be premised on resilient supply chains, and in this context, welcomed cooperation between India, Japan and other like-minded countries.
Appreciating the progress made in the economic partnership between the two countries, the two leaders welcomed the finalization of the text of the agreement pertaining to specialized skilled workers. Mr. Modi extended an invitation to Prime Minister Suga to visit India for the Annual Bilateral Summit, after improvement of the situation caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic.