Press Conference by Prime Minister Kishida Regarding His Visit to India
March 19, 2023
(On meeting with Prime Minister Modi of India and on the policy speech Prime Minister Kishida is scheduled to deliver)
First of all, I will head to India from now, where I am scheduled to have a summit meeting with Prime Minister Modi. This year, Japan holds the presidency of the G7, while India chairs the G20. I intend to engage in a thoroughgoing exchange of views with Prime Minister Modi on the question of what role Japan and India should play within the international community. Alongside that, with regard to bilateral Japan-India relations, I want to confirm the further deepening of the Special Strategic and Global Partnership between India and Japan. I will also deliver an address in India on a new plan for a Free and Open Indo-Pacific. I will clearly lay out my thinking regarding the role that a Free and Open Indo-Pacific will play at this historic turning point.