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Washington, Sep 23 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday held a bilateral meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, during which the two sides discussed a range of issues, including the Indo-Pacific, regional developments, supply chain resilience, trade, digital economy and people-to-people ties.
This is their first in-person meeting, and comes ahead of Friday’s first in-person Quad Leaders’ Summit.
“A Special Strategic and Global Partnership with Japan-firmly rooted in history & based on common values!
“PM @narendramodi & PM @sugawitter met today. Discussed a range of issues: Indo-Pacific, regional developments, supply chain resilience, trade, digital economy & P2P ties,” the Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Arindam Bagchi tweeted.
“Furthering friendship with Japan.
“Prime Ministers @narendramodi and @sugawitter
had a fruitful meeting in Washington DC. Both leaders held discussions on several issues including ways to give further impetus to trade and cultural ties,” the PMO tweeted.
The two leaders have held three telephone conversations ahead of today’s meeting.
During the meeting, the two leaders are expected to have reviewed progress in the close and multifaceted cooperation between India and Japan under the framework of the India-Japan Special Strategic and Global Partnership and also discuss priorities for the future.