Modi leaves for Japan to participate in annual bilateral summit
Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for Japan on Thursday on a three-day visit for the annual Summit meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and have an audience with the Emperor of Japan in Tokyo.
In a statement issued before his departure for Tokyo, the Prime Minister said he and his Japanese counterpart would be travelling to Kobe by the famed Shinkansen bullet train, the technology that will be deployed for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad high speed railway. He said he would be visiting the Kawasaki Heavy Industries facility in Kobe, where the high speed trains are manufactured.
Modi said he looked forward to reviewing the entire spectrum of bilateral cooperation when he meets Abe in Tokyo on Friday.
“Our partnership with Japan is characterised as a Special Strategic and Global Partnership. India and Japan see each other through a prism of shared Buddhist heritage, democratic values, and commitment to an open, inclusive and rules-based global order,” he said.
During Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to India last year, the east Asian economic superpower committed itself to a high-speed railway line between Mumbai and Ahmedabad.
“On November 12, Prime Minister Abe and I will travel to Kobe on the famed Shinkansen – the technology that will be deployed for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed railway. Both of us will also visit the Kawasaki Heavy Industries facility in Kobe, where the high speed railway is manufactured,” Modi said.
During Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Japan in 2014, the India-Japan relationship was upgraded to Special Strategic and Global Partnership. In the New Delhi summit of 2015, India and Japan outlined a Vision of Working Together for Peace and Prosperity in the Indo-Pacific Region and the World.