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India: PM Kishida announces new Indo-Pacific plan, invites PM Modi to attend G7 summit03:48

India: PM Kishida announces new Indo-Pacific plan, invites PM Modi to attend G7 summit

India, New Delhi
March 21, 2023 at 09:22 GMT +00:00 · Published

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced an action plan for a new Indo-Pacific initiative and invited his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to the Group of Seven summit in May, speaking during a joint press conference as part of his visit to New Delhi on Monday.

"I will then present a new plan for a Free and Open Indo-Pacific 'FOIP' at a lecture organised by ICWA," he said. "We have invited Prime Minister Modi to the G7 Hiroshima Summit and he has expressed his attendance at the meeting," Kishida added.

The Indian prime minister, for his part, praised relations between their countries, saying that they were going in the right direction towards achieving the 35 billion euro trade exchange goal.

"Prime Minister Kishida extended an invitation to me for attending the G7 Leaders' Summit to be held in Hiroshima in the month of May," Modi said. "I will have the opportunity to welcome Prime Minister Kishida to India again for the G20 Leaders' Summit. May this series of our talks and contacts continue like this and may India-Japan relations continue to touch new heights," he concluded.

Japan holds the G7 presidency in 2023, while India holds the rotating presidency of G20.

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Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced an action plan for a new Indo-Pacific initiative and invited his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to the Group of Seven summit in May, speaking during a joint press conference as part of his visit to New Delhi on Monday.

"I will then present a new plan for a Free and Open Indo-Pacific 'FOIP' at a lecture organised by ICWA," he said. "We have invited Prime Minister Modi to the G7 Hiroshima Summit and he has expressed his attendance at the meeting," Kishida added.

The Indian prime minister, for his part, praised relations between their countries, saying that they were going in the right direction towards achieving the 35 billion euro trade exchange goal.

"Prime Minister Kishida extended an invitation to me for attending the G7 Leaders' Summit to be held in Hiroshima in the month of May," Modi said. "I will have the opportunity to welcome Prime Minister Kishida to India again for the G20 Leaders' Summit. May this series of our talks and contacts continue like this and may India-Japan relations continue to touch new heights," he concluded.

Japan holds the G7 presidency in 2023, while India holds the rotating presidency of G20.