PM Modi meets his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe at Yamanashi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was welcomed by his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on Sunday at Hotel Mt. Fuji in Yamanashi. PM Modi, who landed in Japan on Saturday, was received by Indian Diaspora at a hotel in Tokyo.

PM Modi is on a two-day visit to attend the 13th India-Japan summit. This is the 12th meeting between the two leaders in the last four years.

PM Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe took a stroll in the garden and later visited the FANUC Corporation, which is one of the largest makers of industrial robots in the world and toured the robotics and automation facilities.

Japan is India’s valued partner and both the countries hold annual bilateral summits. India has a Special Strategic and Global Partnership with Japan. PM Modi described India and Japan as a “winning combination” and said “Our ties with Japan, both economic and strategic, stand completely transformed in recent years. It is today a partnership of great substance and purpose. It rests on the strong pillars of India’s Act East Policy, and our shared vision and commitment to a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific.”