Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for Tokyo, Japan on Sunday evening to attend the Quad Summit at the invitation of Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.
Ahead of his scheduled visit to Japan, Prime Minister Modi said on Sunday that during the quad conference, the leaders would again have the opportunity to discuss various initiatives and issues of mutual interest.
“Tonight, I will be heading to Japan to attend the second private quad summit. Leaders will once again have the opportunity to discuss various quad initiatives and other issues of mutual interest,” Modi said.
He also said he would hold bilateral meetings with US President Joe Biden. He said the two countries would discuss ways to consolidate multilateral bilateral relations.
“We will continue our dialogue on regional development and contemporary global issues,” Modi added.
In March 2022, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida visited India to attend the 14th India-Japan Annual Conference. During the summit, Prime Minister Modi and his opponents from Japan announced that Japan would invest 5 trillion yen ($ 42 billion) in India over the next five years.
Speaking on the occasion, Prime Minister Modi said, “I look forward to furthering our dialogue with a view to strengthening the India-Japan special strategic and global partnership.” He added that he hopes to meet with Japanese business leaders to strengthen economic ties between the two countries.
Prime Minister Modi further said that during the summit, he will meet newly elected Prime Minister of Australia Anthony Albanese who will be attending the Quad Leaders Summit for the first time.
The two sides are expected to hold bilateral meetings to discuss issues of mutual interest.
“I look forward to a bilateral meeting with him to discuss multilateral cooperation between India and Australia under a comprehensive strategic partnership and to discuss regional and global issues of mutual interest,” Modi said.
“There are about 40,000 members of the Indian community in Japan, who are an important anchor in our relationship with Japan. I look forward to interacting with them,” he added.
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