Japan’s Foreign Minister Visit to India

Context:  Japan’s Foreign Minister meets India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar in New Delhi. More on News:
  • The two countries are coordinating their positions to create a consensus document for the G20 Summit of leaders.
  • India, as the G20 chair, is working with Japan and other G7 countries, as well as Russia-China, to formulate the G20 leaders’ declaration in Delhi.
Key Discussion held between India and Japan:
  • Japan’s Emphasis on Free and Open International Order: Japan emphasizes the importance of upholding the free and open international order based on the rule of law.
  • Concept of “Free and Open Indo-Pacific” (FOIP): They  intend to materialize the concept of FOIP, based on a free and open international order.
    • FOIP emphasizes each country’s freedom to make decisions based on its sovereignty and respect for inclusiveness and diversity.
  • Defence and Security Cooperation: Both countries affirmed their commitment to advance cooperation in defence and security, including equipment cooperation and defence exchanges.
  • Public-Private Investment and Loans to India: They aim to achieve 5 trillion yen in public-private investment and loans to India over the next 5 years.
  • Steady Progress on High-Speed Rail Project: They will continue to make steady progress on the high-speed rail project, a flagship project for both countries.
  • Development of Northeastern India and Regional Connectivity: Japan will cooperate for the development of Northeastern India.
News Source: The Indian Express

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