Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held a trilateral meet on the sidelines of G20 Summit in Buenos Aires in Argentina on Friday.
Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted, “Coming together of strategic partners. The first-ever trilateral Summit ‘JAI’ between the leaders of Japan @AbeShinzo, America @realDonaldTrump & India @narendramodi concluded a while ago in Buenos Aires. Leaders exchanged views on Indo Pacific, maritime and connectivity issues.”
Prime Minister Modi, terming the India-US-Japan partnership as “JAI” and elaborated its glorious meaning in Hindi. Modi said, “Both countries are our strategic partners, If I put it differently, Japan, America and India are JAI. In Hindi, ‘JAI’ means success. This sends a good message.” He further said the partnership between the three nations would long way in ensuring world peace and prosperity.
“JAI (Japan, America, India) trilateral marks the coming together of three friendly nations. Today’s historic JAI meeting was a great beginning. PM @AbeShinzo, @POTUS and I held fruitful talks aimed at furthering connectivity, maritime cooperation and a stable Indo-Pacific,” Prime Minister Modi tweeted.
Modi said that he was glad as both US and Japan are India’s strategic partners. “Both the leaders, Trump and Abe have been my good friends. It is a good opportunity to work together,” Modi added.
PMO said, “A historic meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit. PM @AbeShinzo, @POTUS @realDonaldTrump and PM @narendramodi at the first ever meeting of the JAI (Japan, America India) trilateral. Close cooperation among these nations augurs well for world peace and stability.”