Japan PM Fumio Kishida Arrives In India, Defence And Trade On Agenda

The Japanese prime minister’s visit is expected to last about 27 hours.

New Delhi:

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida arrived in New Delhi on Monday morning to seek to boost bilateral relations in many areas, including defense and security, trade and investment, and high technology.

During their talks later in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister Kishida will also discuss priorities for India’s G20 Presidency and Japan’s G7 Presidency.

The Japanese prime minister is expected to announce his plan for a “free and open Indo-Pacific”, focusing on India’s increasingly important role for the region during his visit to Japan. visit. The changing situation in the Indo-Pacific amid China’s growing military assertiveness is also likely to emerge in the wide-ranging talks between Prime Minister Modi and Prime Minister Kishida.

The Japanese prime minister’s visit is expected to last about 27 hours.

He is expected to announce the ‘Open and Free Indo-Pacific Peace Plan’ during a lecture at a leading think tank in the afternoon.

The plan is expected to highlight India’s importance to the Indo-Pacific.

Speaking at the prestigious Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore last June, Prime Minister Kishida said he would draw up plans for the Indo-Pacific next spring.

“I will launch a ‘Plan for Peace in the Open and Free Indo-Pacific’ next spring, which will strengthen Japan’s efforts to further advance its vision of an Indo-Pacific. A free and open Indo-Pacific, with a focus on providing patrol boats and enhancing maritime law enforcement capabilities, as well as cybersecurity, digital and green initiatives, and security. economic security,” he said.

The plan is expected to provide insight into Japan’s policy and approach to the Indo-Pacific.

In the last few years, almost all the leading powers have laid out their strategies for the Indo-Pacific.

Japan has been promoting a free and open Indo-Pacific in order to maintain and strengthen the rules-based international order in the region.

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