Japan-India Summit Meeting (Summary)

September 9, 2023

[Provisional translation]

On September 9, commencing at 2:43 p.m. local time (6:13 p.m. JST) for approximately 20 minutes, Mr. KISHIDA Fumio, Prime Minister of Japan, who is visiting India to attend the G20 New Delhi Summit, held a Japan-India Summit Meeting with H.E. Mr. Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India. The summary of the meeting is as follows.

  1. At the outset, Prime Minister Modi expressed his welcome to Prime Minister Kishida’s visit to India, as well as his gratitude for Japan’s previous cooperation for the success of the G20 New Delhi Summit. He also stated that the fact that Japan is accomplishing economic growth under the leadership of Prime Minister Kishida is highly appreciated in India. In response, Prime Minister Kishida reiterated his gratitude for Prime Minister Modi’s attendance at the G7 Hiroshima Summit and his desire to pass on the outcome of the G7 Hiroshima Summit to the G20 New Delhi Summit to contribute to its success. Furthermore, Prime Minister Kishida expressed his congratulations for the historic success of the landing of Chandrayaan-3 on the moon, and the two leaders concurred to work together in such areas as maintaining and strengthening a free and open international order based on the rule of law, as well as in the field of advanced technology, including space.
  2. Prime Minister Kishida stated that Japan-India relations have steadily progressed in recent years and called for cooperation in improving the investment environment in India toward the realization of the 5-trillion-yen target of public and private investment and financing from Japan to India in the next five years, which was set in March last year. Both leaders welcomed that the provision of a 400-billion-yen loan for the construction project of the high-speed rail (V), a flagship project of Japan and India, is underway.
  3. The two leaders welcomed the various initiatives being taken for the “Japan-India tourism exchange year,” which was agreed on in March this year and concurred to continue to promote it in both countries. In addition, Prime Minister Kishida stated that coordination is underway to launch the Japanese Grant Aid for Human Resource Development Scholarship (JDS), which will enable talented administrative officials who will play a leading role in Japan-India relations to study in Japan. In response, Prime Minister Modi expressed his gratitude.
  4. Prime Minister Kishida explained Japan’s position regarding the recently initiated discharge of ALPS treated water into the ocean.
  5. The two leaders concurred to work together to further strengthen bilateral relations.

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