Taking to Twitter, ministry of external affairs (MEA) spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on the sidelines of ASEAN 2019 in Bangkok
Bangkok: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday (November 4) held a one-to-one and a delegation-level meeting with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on the sidelines of 35th ASEAN Summit.
Both sides discussed preparations for the India-Japan 2+2 Dialogue and Annual Summit later this year.
"One constant in today's dynamic world- strong India-Japan cooperation. PM @narendramodi met with Japanese PM @AbeShinzo on the sidelines of @ASEAN2019TH in Bangkok. Good discussion on preparing the ground for India-Japan 2+2 Dialogue & Annual Summit later this year," ministry of external affairs (MEA) spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.
Prime Minister Modi's office, in a tweet, said, "Greater momentum to cooperation with Japan. Prime Ministers @narendramodi and @AbeShinzo met in Bangkok. Their talks were extensive and productive."
"Prime Minister Modi said that he eagerly looked forward to welcoming Prime Minister Abe in India next month for India-Japan Annual Summit. He also said that he was convinced of the success of the forthcoming Annual Summit in further deepening the India-Japan Special Strategic and Global Partnership," the MEA said in a release.
The leaders also reviewed the progress on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail project and reaffirmed their commitment to advance mutual efforts to facilitate the smooth implementation of the project.
"The two Prime Ministers also reaffirmed their commitment towards a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific region based on a rules-based order. They agreed to further strengthen the bilateral cooperation, including in third countries, for achieving the shared objective of peace, prosperity and progress of the Indo-Pacific region," read the release.
Along with the Prime Minister, external affairs minister (EAM) S Jaishankar, Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal and other dignitaries attended the meeting.
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Last Updated Nov 4, 2019, 1:29 PM IST