PM Modi urges Japanese businessmen to engage more with India

DN Bureau

Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with top business leaders from India and Japan at the Business Leaders Forum here on Monday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacting with top business leaders from India and Japan
Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacting with top business leaders from India and Japan

Tokyo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with top business leaders from India and Japan at the Business Leaders Forum here on Monday.

Modi asserted that inputs offered at the Forum would help India to achieve global benchmarking while also requesting the Japanese businessmen to engage more with India.

Official Spokesperson of Ministry of External Affairs Raveesh Kumar tweeted, “Growing confidence in India. PM @narendramodi interacted with top business leaders from India and Japan at Business Leaders Forum. PM said that inputs offered at the Forum will propel India to achieve global benchmarking and urged Japanese businessmen to engage more with India.”

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Before the commencement of the Forum, Prime Minister Modi was called upon by Minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) Hiroshige Seko. The two leaders met and discussed ways to enhance the Indo-Japanese economic engagement. The METI plays a significant role in strengthening the India-Japan economic partnership.

Modi also met with Foreign Minister of Japan Taro Kono and the two leaders held a discussion on bilateral, regional and global issues.

Terming the discussion as “productive”, Kumar tweeted, “Strengthening the strategic orientation of our relationship. Foreign Minister of Japan Taro Kono called on PM @narendramodi. Held productive and focused the discussion on bilateral, regional and global issues.”

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Secretary-General of Liberal Democratic Party Toshihiro Nikai also called on the Prime Minister before the Forum. Modi appreciated Nikai’s vision and experience in the strengthening of the India-Japan bilateral relationship over the years.

Prime Minister Modi will also address the ‘Make in India: India-Japan Partnership in Africa and Digital Partnership’ seminar later in the day.

Modi, who arrived in Japan, last week, is on a two-day official visit to Japan to participate in the 13th India-Japan Annual Summit. (ANI)

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