Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke with his Japanese counterpart Suga Yoshihide on Friday and said they agreed strong ties between the two countries would “help meet the challenges of the current regional and global situation”.
“I had a great conversation with PM Suga Yoshihide. We exchanged ideas in the last few years towards tremendous progress in our relations and the future of our special strategic and global partnership. @sugawitter, ”PM Modi tweeted
“We agreed that strong India-Japan relations will help meet the challenges of the current regional and global situation. I look forward to further strengthening our all-round partnership to work with PM Suga.
It was his first phone call since Sugga took over last week.
The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) had earlier said that the two leaders intended to further strengthen the special strategic and global partnership between the two countries on the basis of mutual trust and shared values.
PM Narendra Modi held a phone conversation with Prime Minister of Japan Yoshihide Suga today. The Prime Minister congratulated Prime Minister Suga on his appointment as Prime Minister of Japan and wished success in achieving his goals, ”the PMO said in a statement.
“The two leaders agreed that the India-Japan Special Strategic and Global Partnership has made considerable progress in the last few years and intends to further strengthen this relationship based on mutual trust and shared values,” he said.
He concluded that the partnership between the two countries is even more relevant in today’s times given the global challenges, including the coronovirus epidemic. “He emphasized that the economic architecture of an independent, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific region should be based on flexible supply chains and in this context between India, Japan and other like-minded countries,” the statement said. Cooperation welcomed. “
Prime Minister Modi also invited Suga to visit India for an annual bilateral agreement, after the situation improved due to the global Kovid-19 epidemic.
The first conversation between the two leaders occurred in Friday’s phone call. In recent days, Suga has called on US President Donald Trump and also spoke with Moon Jae In of South Korea.
Suga, formerly Japan’s longest-serving chief cabinet secretary, was elected as prime minister by the Japanese parliament on 16 September, two days after he was elected as leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party.
He is the first new Prime Minister of Japan in nearly eight years after his predecessor, Shinzo Abe, resigned on August 28 for health reasons.
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