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India, Japan to hold Foreign and Defence Ministerial Dialogue

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.

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