On Saturday, October 27, Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Japan to attend 13th India-Japan annual summit and met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday. PM Modi said that his meeting with PM Abe will add new vigour to the friendship between the two countries.
PM Modi said that this will be his 12th meeting with PM Abe since 2014. On Monday both leaders will have a formal meeting in Tokyo in which they will review the progress in ties and will discuss to deepen the bilateral security and economic cooperation.
On PM Modi’s visit to Japan, Prime Minister’s Office wrote on twitter, “Prime Ministers @narendramodi and @AbeShinzo meet at Yamanashi. They would be holding talks through the day on deepening India-Japan ties”.
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) October 28, 2018
During the meeting between Modi and Abe, relations with China will also be a matter of discussion. Apart from bilateral relations and cooperation both leaders will also discuss regional and global issues including Indo-Pacific.
On Sunday, PM Abe will host PM Modi for dinner at his holiday home in the Yamanashi prefecture, about 110 km west of Tokyo, following that both leaders will travel to Tokyo by train and will have formal meeting there on Monday. Yamanashi prefecture is surrounded by mountains including Mount Fuji. PM Modi will visit the factory of robot manufacturer Fanuc Corp.
PM Modi emphasized that Japanese investors have faith in future of Indian economy and said that projects like Mumbai-Ahmedabad high speed rail and dedicated Freight Corridor shows the level and “strength of our economic engagement”.
He said, “Japan is also at the forefront of engaging in our national initiatives, such as ‘Make in India’, ‘Skill India’, ‘Digital India’, ‘Start Up India’… Japanese investors have faith in India’s economic future, which is marked with myriad opportunities”.