On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with his Japanese colleague Fumio Kishida in the city of Hiroshima to explore ways to strengthen their ties in commerce, the economy, and culture.
The discussion took place just after Modi arrived here on Friday to attend the third in-person Quad leaders' conference as well as the annual G7 summit, where he would explore ways for all world leaders to work together to solve pressing global issues.
On the first leg of his three-nation journey to Japan, Papua New Guinea, and Australia, the prime minister landed in Hiroshima where he is scheduled to participate in over 40 engagements.
“In Hiroshima, PM @narendramodi and PM @kishida230 met. According to a tweet from the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), both leaders “discussed measures to strengthen friendship between India and Japan across several areas, including commerce, economics, and culture.
Arindam Bagchi, a spokesman for the ministry of external affairs, said that Modi and Kishida's discussions were cordial and fruitful.
The two leaders spoke about the necessity to emphasize the voice of the Global South and methods to coordinate the activities of their respective G-7 and G-20 Presidency. They also discussed ways to strengthen Indo-Pacific cooperation and recent regional developments.
“Creating stronger alliances. The Japanese PM Kishida and Indian PM Narendra Modi had cordial and useful discussions. discussed the need of highlighting the voice of the Global South and methods to coordinate the activities of the respective G-7 and G-20 Presidency. Additionally, they discussed how to strengthen cooperation in the Indo-Pacific and recent regional developments, according to Bagchi's tweet.
“Leaders spoke about how to make the bilateral Special Strategic and Global Partnership even stronger. He said, “High technology, tourism, talent development, education, and digital public infrastructure were all covered.
The prime minister had earlier said in his statement before to his departure that he was looking forward to discussing difficulties the globe confronts and the need for collective action to solve them with the G7 nations and other invited partners.
The prime minister was greeted at the airport upon arrival by top Japanese and Indian officials.
When PM Modi arrived at his hotel, the Indian community welcomed him with open arms. The prime minister also spoke to youngsters and Indian community members.
From May 19 to May 21, Modi will be in Hiroshima largely for the annual meeting of the G7 major nations, where he will likely address global issues including the security of food, fertilizer, and energy.
PM Modi is furthermore anticipated to meet privately with several of the international leaders present at the Hiroshima G7 Summit.
Along with the European Union, the G-7 group consists of Japan, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Canada, and Italy.
On the fringes of the G7 conference, the Prime Minister will also speak with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in private.
The two leaders will meet for the first time in person since Russia invaded Ukraine in February of last year, and it will take place more than a month after Emine Dzhaparova, the first deputy foreign minister of Ukraine, visited India.
A series of conversations between India's and Ukraine's top diplomats led to the scheduling of the meeting between Modi and Zelenskyy.