Quad Summit in Tokyo: ‘Special, strategic, global’, PM Modi pens Op-Ed on India-Japan’s 70-year-old friendship
Quad Summit in Tokyo: “Special, Strategic, Global” these are the three words prime minister Modi used to describe the India-Japan partnership, in an opinion article saying that this bond has a special significance.
He also added that these two nations fall well short of the true potential of bilateral ties.
Deep ties helped form a strong foundation for modern cooperation between India and Japan at a time when New Delhi and Tokyo are celebrating the 70th anniversary of diplomatic ties, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday, emphasizing the fact that India-Japan cultural ties date back centuries.
“As we mark 70 years of diplomatic relations, we are also building one of the defining partnerships of our region. I am confident that my meeting with PM Kishida will lead to tangible progress in realising this ambitious agenda,” PM Modi said.
While recognizing centuries of historical ties, PM Modi asserted that a firm shared belief in the values of democracy, freedom, and a rules-based international order, as well as convergence in regional and global outlooks, are the bedrock of ties between India and Japan as trusted and natural partners.
“These deep links laid a strong foundation for a modern India-Japan partnership that continues to blossom even as we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of formal diplomatic ties,” Prime Minister Modi wrote.
Gujarat’s preferred industrial partner Is Japan: PM Narendra Modi
In the opinion article, the prime minister talked about his own conviction in this collaboration, which began in “my early days as Gujarat Chief Minister.”
He stated that it was not only the sophistication of Japanese technology and skills, but also the seriousness and long-term commitment of Japan’s leadership and businesses that made Japan Gujarat’s preferred industrial partner and the most visible presence in Vibrant Gujarat Summits since their inception.
PM Modi highlighted that Japan has been an indispensable partner in India’s march toward development and modernization.
PM Modi noted, “From the automobile sector to industrial corridors, Japanese investments and development assistance have a truly pan-India footprint. The iconic Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail project symbolizes Japan’s extensive collaboration in some of the most important endeavors to build a New India.”
He further said, “We have traversed a long distance since we established diplomatic relations in 1952. In my view, though, the best is yet to come. Today, as both India and Japan look to re-invigorate and refashion our economies in a post-Covid era, there is immense scope to deepen our engagement across the entire spectrum from trade and investment to defense and security.”
PM Modi visits Japan to attend the Quad Summit 2022
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Japan on Monday for a two-day visit to attend a Quad leaders conference aimed at strengthening cooperation among the important grouping’s member nations and addressing developments in the crucial Indo-Pacific region.
“Landed in Tokyo. Will be taking part in various programmes during this visit including the Quad Summit, meeting fellow Quad leaders, interacting with Japanese business leaders and the vibrant Indian diaspora,” PM Modi tweeted in both Japanese and English.
Whi is the other countries to attend Quad Summit 2022 in Tokyo, Japan?
In addition to PM Modi, US President Joe Biden, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, and Australian Prime Minister-elect Anthony Albanese will attend the Quad Summit on May 24 in Tokyo, Japan.