India, Japan to hold Foreign and Defence Ministerial Dialogue
India-Japan Foreign and Defence Ministerial
Dialogue, two plus two will be held in New Delhi, today.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and External
Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar will head the Indian delegation, while the
Japanese delegation will be led by Foreign Affairs Minister Toshimitsu Motegi
and Minister of Defence Taro K.
The meeting would provide an opportunity
for the two sides to further strengthening defence and security cooperation to
provide greater depth to the ‘India-Japan Special Strategic and Global
Partnership’. The two sides will also exchange views on the situation in the
Indo-Pacific region and their efforts for achieving their shared objective of
peace, prosperity and progress for a better future for the people of the two
countries and the region.
The meeting is being held in pursuance of
the decision taken by Prime Minister Modi and Prime Minister Abe during the
13th India-Japan Annual Summit held in Japan in October 2018 to institute a
Foreign and Defence Ministerial Dialogue for further deepening bilateral
Security and Defence cooperation.