On March 20, Japanese’s Prime Minister, Fumio Kishida, lands in India for a 27-hour visit to discuss the three most important agenda items.
Here are the three agenda items that PM Narendra Modi and PM Kishida would talk about:
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Mr. Kishida will deliver a speech on Japan’s Indo-Pacific strategy, almost 15 years since former PM Shinzo Abe spoke about cooperation in his last visit to Delhi.
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Despite the fact that India is not a member of the G-7 grouping of the world’s most developed economies, the Indian Prime Minister has been invited as a special guest to the meetings on several occasions since 2008.
Noriyuki Shikata, Cabinet Secretary for Public Affairs at the Japanese Prime Minister’s Office, told The Hindu that PM Kishida looks forward to engaging in discussions with PM Narendra Modi on what roles the G7 and G20 presidencies should play in overcoming the global challenges as Japan and India assume the G7 and G20 presidencies this year.
Both the ministers will discuss several global issues involving food security, trade and investment, defense and security, and high technologies.
PM Modi and PM Kishida will take a walk in a park in Delhi, where they will visit a venerated tree with deep roots dating back to Gautam Buddha’s time.
Government sources have said that Japan’s PM’s visit to India is not usual as it is not part of their annual meetings, which they have been holding since 2006. The visit will mainly focus on the talks related to Ukraine’s situation in battling COVID-19 and converging priorities on critical and global challenges.
Mr. Kishida will land on Monday and meet PM Modi at Rajghat. After a detailed discussion between both nations, PM Modi would announce the detailed commitments for the G7 and G20 summits this year.
The Japanese leader is likely to unveil his “Free and Open Indo-Pacific Plan for Peace” during his visit. He is expected to provide details about Japan’s approach towards the Indo-Pacific Plan.
In the backdrop of China’s increasing military assertiveness, the two leaders would also figure out a solution in the Indo-Pacific. Kishida would announce a new Indo-Pacific plan that would be open and free. It will seek India’s support to monitor China’s growing influence across that region.
The annual Malabar naval wargames exercise will be held in Australia this year. The members of the quad say that it’s neither against China nor a military grouping.
Currently, China is the biggest common challenge that India and Japan are facing to protect their economic security and territorial integrity. Especially after China’s assertion over Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh in the Himalayas.
PM Modi and PM Kishida met three times in 2022, including at former PM Abe’s funeral. Both the leaders will be meeting at least three more times this year to discuss more about the G7 and G20 meetings being held this year.