PM Modi and Japanese PM Fumio Kishida reaffirm commitment to strong India-Japan ties at G7 summit

Prime Minister Modi highlighted the significance of the India-Japan relationship, stating that strong ties between India and Japan are important for a peaceful, secure and prosperous Indo-Pacific.

During a sideline meeting at the G7 Summit in Italy, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida emphasized the importance of strong bilateral relations between their nations for maintaining peace, security, and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region.

The meeting took place on June 14 in Apulia, Southern Italy, where Prime Minister Modi was attending the G7 Summit as an outreach partner. The Indian leader had earlier addressed the multilateral gathering on topics including Artificial Intelligence, Energy, Africa, and the Mediterranean.

In their discussion, both leaders expressed a desire to advance bilateral ties across various sectors. Prime Minister Modi highlighted the significance of the India-Japan relationship, stating that strong ties between India and Japan are important for a peaceful, secure and prosperous Indo-Pacific.

This meeting underscores the growing strategic partnership between India and Japan, two key players in the Indo-Pacific region. Both nations have been working closely on various fronts, including economic cooperation, defence, and technology sharing, to ensure regional stability and counter China’s growing influence.

The leaders’ focus on strengthening bilateral ties comes at a crucial time when geopolitical tensions in the region are on the rise. Their commitment to cooperation signals a continued effort to build a robust partnership that can contribute to regional security and economic growth.

While specific details of any new agreements or initiatives were not disclosed, the meeting itself sends a strong message about the priority both nations place on their relationship. It also demonstrates their shared vision for the Indo-Pacific region, which aligns with the broader goals of the G7 and other like-minded nations.

As the G7 Summit continues, this bilateral meeting between Modi and Kishida serves as a reminder of the importance of international cooperation and strategic partnerships in addressing global challenges and maintaining regional stability.