Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that he is looking forward for a chance to see some of Japan’s high-tech capabilities in robotics, during his Japan visit. In his departure statement prior to his visit to Japan, he said that he will have wide-ranging talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and interact with business leaders and captains of industry from both countries. He will also address the Indian community.
He expressed hope that these interactions will help to further strengthen our trade and investment ties, and cooperation in new areas, such as healthcare, digital technologies, agriculture and food processing, disaster risk reduction and disaster resilient infrastructure. Prime Minister Modi is visiting Japan on 28-29 October for the Annual Summit. This will be be his twelfth meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, since his first visit to Japan as Prime Minister in September 2014. Thereafter, he had visited Japan in 2016 for the Annual Summit.
Last year, Modi said that he had the pleasure of hosting Prime Minister Abe and Mrs. Akie Abe in his home state Gujarat also. Stating that Japan is India’s valued partner, Modi said taht they have a Special Strategic and Global Partnership. “Our ties with Japan, both economic and strategic, stand completely transformed in recent years. It is today a partnership of great substance and purpose. It rests on the strong pillars of India’s Act East Policy, and our shared vision and commitment to a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific”, he added.
As democracies, he said both the countries have shared values and seek peace and prosperity for all. Stating that India value Japan’s global leadership in innovation, technologies and best practices, he said Japanese investors have faith in India’s economic future, which is marked with myriad opportunities
“Our complementarities make India and Japan a winning combination. Japan today is one of the most trusted partners in India’s economic and technological modernisations and one of the top investors in India. Projects like Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail and Dedicated Freight Corridors reflect the high level and strength of our economic engagement. Japan is also at the forefront of engaging in our national initiatives, such as ‘Make in India’, ‘Skill India’, ‘Digital India’, ‘Start Up India’, etc”, he added.