Tokyo, May 23
India and Japan are “natural partners” and Japanese investment has played an important role in India’s development journey, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday.
Addressing the Indian community here on the first day of his two-day visit to Tokyo, Modi also said India’s relationship with Japan is based on spirituality, cooperation and belonging.
“India and Japan are natural partners. Japan has played an important role in India’s development journey,” said Modi, who is visiting Tokyo at the invitation of his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida.
“The world today must follow the path indicated by Lord Buddha. This is the way to save humanity from the challenges facing the world today, be it violence, anarchy, terrorism and climate change,” Modi said.
Noting that India has always found a solution, no matter how big the problem, Modi said that during the coronavirus pandemic, there was an atmosphere of uncertainty, but even in this situation, India provided “made in India” vaccines to millions of its citizens and also sent it to over 100 countries.
“Every time I visit Japan, I witness your affection. Many of you have settled in Japan for years and assimilated Japanese culture. Yet the dedication to Indian culture and language continues to grow. grow,” Modi told the Indian diaspora amid sloganeering conversations. ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’.
Prime Minister Modi is in Japan for a two-day visit to attend a Quad leaders’ summit at the invitation of his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida. He will also hold separate bilateral meetings with Quad leaders on the sidelines of the summit.
Besides Modi, the Quad summit in Tokyo on May 24 will bring together US President Joe Biden, Japanese Prime Minister Kishida and Australian Prime Minister-elect Anthony Albanese.