Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a two-day visit to Japan. Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for Japan on Sunday evening to attend the second in-person Quad summit. The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, colloquially the Quad, is a strategic security dialogue between India, Australia, Japan, and the United States. PM Modi will also hold bilateral meetings with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, US President Joe Biden, and newly elected Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese during his two-day visit.
– The Quad summit, the main event of PM Modi’s Japan visit, is aimed at bolstering cooperation among the member nations and discussing developments in the Indo-Pacific region.
– The leaders of the four-member nations will review the progress of various Quad initiatives.
– Significant security issues in the Indo-Pacific region are likely to come up at the Quad summit. All members share an interest in peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait. The Biden-led US administration is invested in sending a message of deterrence with regard to Taiwan.
“Landed in Tokyo. Will be taking part in various programs during this visit including the Quad Summit, meeting fellow Quad leaders, interacting with Japanese business leaders and the vibrant Indian diaspora,” PM Modi tweeted in both Japanese and English. This is Prime Minister’s fifth visit to Japan.
Landed in Tokyo. Will be taking part in various programmes during this visit including the Quad Summit, meeting fellow Quad leaders, interacting with Japanese business leaders and the vibrant Indian diaspora. pic.twitter.com/ngOs7EAKnU— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 22, 2022
Prime Minister Modi interacted with children outside the hotel in Tokyo. He also saw the drawing of a young girl and signed an autograph for her during his interaction with the children. He then interacted with a boy who was waiting for him with a drawing of the tricolour. Prime Minister Modi asked him where he learned Hindi and praised him for his fluency in the language.
#WATCH | "Waah! Where did you learn Hindi from?… You know it pretty well?," PM Modi to Japanese kids who were awaiting his autograph with Indian kids on his arrival at a hotel in Tokyo, Japan pic.twitter.com/xbNRlSUjik— ANI (@ANI) May 22, 2022
“Japan’s Indian community has made pioneering contributions in different fields. They have also remained connected with their roots in India. I thank the Indian diaspora in Japan for the warm welcome,” Prime Minister Modi said on Twitter after his interaction with the community.
Japan’s Indian community has made pioneering contributions in different fields. They have also remained connected with their roots in India. I thank the Indian diaspora in Japan for the warm welcome. pic.twitter.com/cfMCzM4XVf— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 23, 2022
PM Modi, who is visiting Tokyo at the invitation of his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida, will hold separate bilateral meetings with Biden, Kishida, and Albanese on the sidelines of the summit. PM Modi states that he is glad he had hosted Kishida for the 14th India-Japan Annual Summit in March 2022. He said economic cooperation between India and Japan is an important aspect of their Special Strategic and Global Partnership.
PM Modi also said that he is looking forward to a bilateral meeting with newly-elected Australian Prime Minister Albanese during which the multifaceted cooperation between the two countries under the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, and regional and global issues of mutual interest will be discussed.
The Prime Minister said that India and Japan will also contribute towards building an open, free, and inclusive Indo-Pacific region, connected by secure seas, integrated by trade and investment, defined by the respect of sovereignty and territorial integrity, and anchored in international law.
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