Japanese PM Fumio Kishida meets PM Modi, discusses economic & cultural linkages

Kishida is expected to declare a proposal to invest 5 trillion yen ($42 billion) in India over the next five years during his first diplomatic visit to the country since assuming office

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Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Saturday met his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi at the Hyderabad House in Delhi.

Modi and Kishida held fruitful conversations during which means to improve economic and cultural linkages between the two nations were talking about, the Prime Minister’s Office announced in a tweet.

MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi took to microblogging site and wrote, “The 14th Annual Summit gets followed with a meeting between PM @narendramodi and Japanese PM @kishida230. Another step aimed at advancing the India-Japan partnership – a partnership for peace, prosperity and progress!”

Kishida reached India earlier on Saturday for his foremost visit to the nation as the head of government. He will depart from Delhi on Sunday morning.

Kishida is expected to declare a proposal to invest 5 trillion yen ($42 billion) in India over the next five years during his first diplomatic visit to the country since assuming office. Kishida is possibly going to declare the public-private funding plan during the 14th India-Japan Annual Summit, Nikkei Asia reported.

In his two-day visit to India, the Japanese Prime Minister is also going to approve a nearly 300 billion yen loan during his meeting with PM Modi, according to Japanese media agency Nikkei. An energy cooperation document relating to carbon reduction is also possible to be signed.

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