Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday met his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe in Yamanashi for the 13th India-Japan annual summit. The two leaders will review the progress in ties and deepen strategic dimension of the bilateral relationship between India and Japan.
After dinner at PM Abe’s holiday villa in Yamanashi, the two leaders head to Tokyo. The two prime ministers spent about eight hours together, MEA officials said. In Tokyo, they will hold a formal summit on Monday, during which economic cooperation and strengthening bilateral security is expected to be high on the agenda.
During the two-day summit that began today, Modi will engage with Abe on a range of issues including defence and regional security. The two leaders also paid a quick visit to a company that is a leading manufacturer of factory automation.
Besides bilateral issues, the two leaders are expected to deliberate on a range of regional and global issues including the situation in the Indo-Pacific region. Modi will also address the Indian community function in Tokyo and will attend a series of business events and address the business forum. Modi said it will be his 12th meeting with Abe since he first visited Japan as prime minister in September 2014.