Japan is key to India’s growth, India and Japan are natural partners, PM Modi says in Tokyo


Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in Tokyo on Monday that India and Japan are natural partners and that Japan has so far played an important role in India’s growth journey.

He added, “India’s relationship with Japan is one of unity, spirituality and cooperation. It is based on mutual potential, respect and our common commitment to the world.”

Citing the historical and cultural ties between the two countries, Modi said, “Swami Vivekanand visited Japan before heading to Chicago for his historic address. Japan left a deep impression on him. people.”

Modi is in Tokyo, the capital of Japan, to attend the Quad Leaders’ Summit, where he will hold a summit with the leaders of the United States, Australia and Japan. He will also hold bilateral meetings with the leaders.

Speaking at a gathering of the Indian diaspora, he hailed the development partnership of the two countries.

Modi said, “Japan is a crucial participant in our capacity building. Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed ​​Rail, Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor, Dedicated Freight Corridor, these are very great examples of India-Japan cooperation.

He also spoke of his personal visits to Japan saying, “Every time I come to Japan, I see you showing me even more affection. Many of you have been settled for many years, and the language, the Japan’s culture and food have become a part of your life.”

Invoking Vivekanand, Modi also urged young Japanese people to visit India once in their lifetime.

He said: “Inspired by Japan, Swami Vivekanand ji said that every young Indian should travel to Japan at least once in their life. Continuing the sentiment of Swami ji, I wish every young Japanese to visit India at least once in his life.”

Before addressing the Indian diaspora in Japan, Modi met with Japanese business leaders, including SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son and Suzuki Motor Corp’s Osamu Suzuki, to discuss the investment opportunities India offers in sectors ranging from textiles to automotive, emerging technologies and startups.

Later, Modi would attend the Quad summit and hold one-on-one meetings with the leaders of the United States, Japan and Australia. The Quad is a partnership between India, Australia, Japan and the United States, and it aims at a free, open and rules-based order in the Indo-Pacific region.

(With PTI inputs)


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