PM Modi Meets His Japanese Counterpart, Global Developments Discussed
Washington, Sep 24 (TNA) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday met Suga Yoshihide, Prime Minister of Japan, in Washington DC on the sidelines of the Quad Leaders’ Summit.
The two leaders expressed happiness at their first in-person meeting. They warmly recalled their three telephone conversations since September 2020, when Suga took office as Prime Minister of Japan.
Modi and the Japanese premier also exchanged views on recent global and regional developments, including in Afghanistan.
They reaffirmed their commitment towards a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific region. They agreed to enhance bilateral security and defence cooperation, including in the area of defence equipment and technologies.
The duo also welcomed the launch of the Supply Chain Resilience Initiative (SCRI) between India, Japan and Australia earlier this year as a collaborative mechanism to enable resilient, diversified and trustworthy supply chains.