Monday, 12 November, 2018

Abe and Modi build ties after Japan PM’s China visit

China and Japan waltz closer together signing deals worth $18 billion during Beijing summit Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe left and Chinese President Xi Jinping during their meeting in Beijing on Oct. 26
Ray Hunter | 30 October, 2018, 10:03

The two leaders reviewed the progress made on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail project, which is an important symbol of India-Japan collaboration.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left, and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe during a joint news conference at Abe's official residence in Tokyo Monday.

"The two leaders' vision for the Indo-Pacific is based on a rules-based order that respects sovereignty and territorial integrity of nations, ensures freedom of navigation and overflight as well as unimpeded lawful commerce, and seeks peaceful resolution of disputes.without resorting to threat or use of force", said the India-Japan Vision Statement. Hindustan Times delivers the news across all social media platforms, on the web, and at your doorstep. The currency swap arrangement was described by India's finance ministry as a "high point" of economic and financial pacts with Japan. "After India's full accession to three worldwide export control regimes, the two leaders pledged to continue working together for India's membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group, with the aim of strengthening the global non-proliferation efforts", the statement added.

During the first official visit to Beijing by a Japanese political leader in almost seven years, Abe and the Chinese leaders agreed on the principle of moving from "competition to cooperation" in a new era of relations between Asia's two biggest economies.

Modi, through an interpreter, responded, "Without India-Japan cooperation, there will be no development in Asia into the next century".

The ACSA was discussed during the annual India-Japan Defense Ministerial Dialogue held in New Delhi this August, with representatives from the two countries agreeing that a swift conclusion of the agreement is in both New Delhi's and Tokyo's interest. In their vision document, India and Japan said that they will continue to make efforts with regard to cooperation on the aircraft.

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In a message to top the country, PM Abe said India is driving the region and the world's prosperity as a global power.

After Abe welcomed Modi at a hotel in Yamanakako, Yamanashi Prefecture, around noon Sunday, they had a luncheon together attended by others.

In September a year ago, Abe paid a visit to Ahmedabad in Modi's home state of Gujarat in western India and attended a ceremony to mark the beginning of construction of a new high-speed railway employing Japanese bullet train technology to link the city and Mumbai.

Yet as cooperation between Japan and India grows, Abe is also seeking to improve ties with China.

Japan and India also discussed joint infrastructure projects in the region, including Sri Lanka.

Japan may also supply the Indian navy with amphibious US-2 aircraft, although the two countries have yet to conclude a deal after five years of negotiations.

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