Shri Vinay Mohan Kwatra to Visit Japan

Feb 09: Foreign Secretary Shri Vinay Mohan Kwatra visited Tokyo on 07-08 February 2024, for Vice Ministerial Dialogue and Foreign Office Consultations with his counterparts in Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

During the visit, the Foreign Secretary held bilateral consultations with Mr. Masataka Okano, Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, reviewing the entire gamut of areas in the India-Japan Special Strategic and Global Partnership, including political relations, defence and security, trade, investment, technologies and people-to-people ties. Both sides agreed to expand both scope and depth of relations. They also discussed global issues of shared interest.

At the Foreign Office Consultations with Mr Takehiro Funakoshi, Japan’s QUAD Sherpa and Senior Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Foreign Secretary exchanged views on the regional situation and India-Japan cooperation in the shared Indo-Pacific region and other issues of common interest.

During the visit, the Foreign Secretary also met with other senior functionaries of the Government of Japan, including from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, and the Ministry of Defense, and interacted with Japanese policymakers, thought-leaders, and corporate executives in a range of fields.

The visit helped prepare the ground for high-level bilateral exchanges and further strengthened the ties of friendship and cooperation between India and Japan.

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