Japan Prime Minister visiting India

Japan Prime Minister visiting India

Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is on a two-day trip to India to invite Indian Prime Minister to Group of Seven Summit and strengthening relations between two countries.

Japanese PM has invited his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi for the Group of Seven summit which will be organized in May.

New Indo-Pacific initiative by Japan:

Japan PM Fumio Kishida announced action plans for a new Indo-Pacific initiative to counter China’s influence in the Indo-Pacific region.

He desires to promote a vision of free and open Indo-Pacific which is a Tokyo-led initiative for greater security and economic cooperation for curbing Beijing’s growing assertiveness.

Indo-Pacific initiative contains Japan’s assistance to emerging economies, support for maritime security, a provision of coast guard patrol boats and equipment and other infrastructure cooperation.

Japan is deploying long-range cruise missiles in support of like-minded countries by strengthening its strike-back capability, and using development aid more strategically.

India’s perspective:

India ties with Japan with an aim to stability in the region. The two nations, along with the United States and Australia have also made up the Indo-Pacific alliance known as the Quad.

Kishida informed officials that Indian Prime Minister Modi has accepted his invitation to participate in the G-7 summit of major industrial nations that will start in Hiroshima in May.

The two leaders have discussed their priorities for their respective presidencies of the G-7 and G-20.

Japan is holding the G-7 presidency in 2023 and has looked for deeper ties with developing countries to lay the groundwork for a successful summit.

India-Japan relation:

India and Japan have strong economic ties, is reflecting from trade between the two nations, which was worth $20.57 billion in fiscal year 2021-2022.

The Japanese investments in India registered around $32 billion between 2000 and 2019.

Japan is supporting infrastructure development in India, including a high-speed rail project.

Question & Answer:

Q1. Which country’s Prime Minister is on two day visit to India currently?

Ans. Japan

Q2. Who is the Prime Minister of Japan?

Ans. Fumio Kishida

Q3. Group of Seven or G7 Summit will be held in May 2023 in which country?

Ans. Japan (Tokyo)

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