Defence Minister Rajnath Singh discusses bilateral relations, security situation with Japanese counterpart over phone

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh had a telephonic conversation with his Japanese counterpart Taro Kono on Tuesday. The Defence Minister congratulated him on behalf of the Government of India for the enthronement of the Emperor Naruhito.

Rajnath Singh also expressed deep condolences for the loss of lives and property caused due to recent Typhoon Hagibis that hit Japan earlier this month. He commended the Government of Japan for its efforts to provide relief and succor to the people affected by the typhoon.

Expressing satisfaction on the robust defence cooperation between India and Japan, the Defence Minister recalled his successful meetings with Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe and the then Defence Minister of Japan Takeshi lwaya during his visit to Japan in September this year.

Rajnath Singh said he looked forward to meeting the Minister of Defence of Japan during the forthcoming ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Plus Meeting in Bangkok in November 2019.

The two Ministers also exchanged views on bilateral relations and regional security situation, the statement said.