Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi on Wednesday said he would start working with Indian Foreign Minister S Jaishankar to advance a special strategic and global partnership with India. He was speaking during the 13th Foreign Ministerial meeting between India and Japan. The meeting discussed a number of issues between Motegi and Jaishankar, including politics and security, as well as the economy and economic partnership. The Japanese Foreign Ministry said the talks between the two countries’ foreign ministers lasted more than an hour.
Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Moteg also mentioned the exchange of notes in late August. Under this, Japan is providing 50 billion yen in emergency aid to India and 1 billion yen in aid for the purchase of medical equipment. Motegi hopes the assistance will help develop India’s healthy animal, including the corona. The two Ministers emphasized the importance of Japan-India cooperation in ASEAN and South West Asian countries.
The two Foreign Ministers also discussed the issue of an independent and open Indo-Pacific region, the Japanese Foreign Ministry said in a statement. India has also pledged to initiate bilateral cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region.