India, Japan To Hold First 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue Today

Mumbai: In a recent development, India and Japan will hold an inaugural meeting of the India-Japan Foreign and Defense Minister Dialogue (2 + 2) in Delhi on Saturday and the two sides are expected to discuss mutual and other issues to enhance defense and security interest.

During the visit, the Japanese minister will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday morning and Jaishankar later in the evening.

The Indian delegation will be headed by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Foreign Minister S Jaishankar. Japan’s Foreign Affairs Minister Toshimitsu Motegi and Defence Minister Taro Kono will lead the Japanese side.

The meeting is being held in October 2018 during the 13th India-Japan Annual Summit in Japan in accordance with the decision taken by PM Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe, aimed at further deepening bilateral relations To establish a foreign and defense ministerial dialogue. Security and Defense Cooperation, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said in a statement.

“The 2 + 2 meeting will provide an opportunity for both sides to review and exchange further views on strengthening defense and security cooperation between India and Japan to deepen the ‘India-Japan Special Strategic and Global Partnership’ Can be done,” statement added.

Both sides share their views on the status of the Indo-Pacific region and India’s ‘Act East Policy’ and Japan’s Free and Open Indo-Pacific Vision with their respective efforts to achieve their shared objectives of peace, prosperity, and progress. Will exchange Realize a better future for the people of both countries and regions.

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