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Narendra Modi in Japan highlights: PM, Shinzo Abe sign six agreements, agree to ‘2+2’ dialogue

PM Modi in Japan highlights: In Tokyo, Shinzo Abe and Narendra Modi held a formal summit, during which economic cooperation and strengthening bilateral security was high on the agenda.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 29, 2018 10:22:59 pm
Narendra Modi in Japan LIVE Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a meeting with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe, in Yamanashi, Japan, Sunday, (PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address to the Indian diaspora in Japan on Monday stressed on the “transformative” growth in the country. “The world is appreciating India for its efforts towards services towards humanity. The policies being made in India, the work being done towards public welfare, for these the nation is being felicitated today,” he said. He also said that India will “grab world’s attention” on Sardar Patel’s birth anniversary celebration scheduled to be held on October 31. “Sardar sahab ki pratibha jitni oonchi thi, pratima bhi utni hi oonchi banegi,” he said.

Modi, who is in Japan for the 13th India-Japan annual summit, met his counterpart Shinzo Abe and held informal talks with him. Abe who called Modi one of his “most dependable friends,” hosted him at a personal villa near Lake Kawaguchi in Yamanashi for a private dinner. PM Modi is the only foreign political leader to have received the invitation. The duo also visited a factory, took a train ride together. The two prime ministers spent about eight hours together, MEA officials said.

In Tokyo, both the leaders will hold a formal summit, during which economic cooperation and strengthening bilateral security is expected to be high on the agenda. Issues related to defence, regional security and the situation in the Indo-Pacific region is also likely to be discussed.

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PM Narendra Modi held discussions with Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during the 13th India-Japan annual summit in Tokyo.

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"Today India is making tremendous progress in the field of digital infrastructure. Broadband connectivity is reaching villages, over 100 crore mobile phones are active in India," Modi told the Indian diaspora. "1 GB is cheaper than a small bottle of cold drink. This data is becoming the tool for service delivery," he said.

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The prime minister talked about the benefits of doing business in India. "In India, low cost manufacturing is an advantage for businesses. The reason behind this is the competitive labour cost in the country. Similarly our IT industry is one of our biggest strenght. I have said this earlier that our software and Japan's hardware can come together to work wonders."

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