PM Modi to embark today on two-day visit to Japan for second in-person Quad Summit – What else on the agenda

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PM Modi is visiting Japan at the invitation of Fumio Kishida, Prime Minister of Japan.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will embark on a two-day visit to Japan for the second in-person Quad Summit. Quad is a strategic security group of four countries, namely Australia, the US, Japan and India. Ahead of his visit, PM Modi in a statement said: “This evening, I will be leaving for Japan to take part in the second in-person Quad Summit. The Quad leaders will once again have the opportunity to discuss the various Quad initiatives and other issues of mutual interest.”

He is visiting Japan at the invitation of Fumio Kishida, Prime Minister of Japan. In March this year, PM Modi hosted Japanese PM Kishida for the 14th India-Japan Annual Summit.

“During my visit to Tokyo, I look forward to continuing our conversation further, with an aim to strengthen the India-Japan Special Strategic and Global Partnership,” he said.

In Japan, PM Modi will participate in the second in-person Quad Summit, which he said will provide an opportunity for the leaders of the four Quad countries to review the progress of some initiatives taken by the group. “We will also exchange views about developments in the Indo-Pacific region and global issues of mutual interest,” he said.

He will also hold a bilateral meeting with US President Joe Biden. Both the leaders will discuss further consolidation of India’s multi-faceted bilateral relations with the US. “We will also continue our dialogue on regional developments and contemporary global issues,” PM Modi said.

Also, the newly-elected Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese will be joining the Summit for the first time. Albanese has been elected as the new Prime Minister of Australia. He defeated Scott Morrison in the just concluded national elections.

PM Modi said he looks forward to a bilateral meeting with Albanese during which the multifaceted cooperation between India and Australia under the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, and regional and global issues of mutual interest will be discussed.

The Prime Minister said that economic cooperation between India and Japan is an important aspect of their Special Strategic and Global Partnership. During the March Summit, PM Modi said, Kishida and he had announced their intention to realize JPY 5 trillion in public and private investment and financing over the next five years from Japan to India.

“During the forthcoming visit, I will meet with Japanese business leaders with the goal of further strengthening economic linkages between our countries, in pursuit of this objective,” he said.

Prime Minister Modi will also interact with nearly 40,000 members of the Indian diaspora in Japan.