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Before business, joining hands in namaste — glimpses from Modi’s meeting with Japanese PM

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida was in Delhi Saturday to participate in 14th India-Japan Annual Summit. ThePrint's Praveen Jain brings moments from his meeting with PM Modi.

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New Delhi: In India to participate in the 14th India-Japan Annual Summit Saturday, Japan’s Prime Minister, Fumio Kishida, also held a separate meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to discuss the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict.

This is Kishida’s first such visit to India in his capacity as Japanese PM and the summit — held after a gap of three-and-a-half years — served as the first meeting between the two leaders. The last India-Japan Annual Summit had taken place in Tokyo in October, 2018.

The two leaders held talks on a range of subjects that included exchanging notes on China — while India spoke of the standoff at LAC, Japan raised the matter of East China Sea and South China Sea with regard to China’s growing belligerence there. The two countries also spoke of trade and investments.

Last year had witnessed increasing bilateral and multilateral engagement between India and Japan, and further strengthening of the India-Japan Special Strategic and Global Partnership.

The two sides maintained the momentum in ties through virtual meetings and phone calls, despite the pandemic. The countries also witnessed further strengthening of bilateral security and defence cooperation.

Glimpses of the meeting between PM Modi and Japan’s PM, Fumio Kishida, in New Delhi Saturday.

PM Modi meets Fumio Kishida at Hyderabad House | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
PM Modi meets PM Kishida at Hyderabad House | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
The two leaders smile and wave at the gathered media, ahead of their discussion on ways to boost economic and cultural ties between the two countries | Photo: Praveen Jain| ThePrint
The two leaders smile and wave at the gathered media, ahead of their discussion on ways to boost economic and cultural ties between the two countries | Photo: Praveen Jain| ThePrint
PM Modi and PM Kishida at Hyderabad House | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
PM Modi and PM Kishida at Hyderabad House | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
The two leaders spoke on a range of subjects, including the crisis in Ukraine and China | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
The two leaders spoke on a range of subjects, including the crisis in Ukraine and China | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Saturday's visit was PM Kishida's maiden trip to India since become Japan's Prime Minister | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Saturday’s visit was PM Kishida’s maiden trip to India since become Japan’s Prime Minister | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
As PM Modi greets PM Kishida with a traditional namaste, the Japanese PM returns the gesture | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
As PM Modi greets PM Kishida with a traditional namaste, the Japanese PM returns the gesture | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
PM Modi reaches Hyderabad House ahead of his meeting with PM Kishida | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
PM Modi reaches Hyderabad House ahead of his meeting with PM Kishida | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
The two leaders enter Hyderabad House for their meeting | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
The two leaders enter Hyderabad House for their meeting | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Union Ministers Piyush Goyal and S. Jaishankar at Hyderabad House |Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Union Ministers Piyush Goyal and S. Jaishankar at Hyderabad House |Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Principal Secretary to PM P.K. Mishra and NSA Ajit Doval at the issuing of joint statements by the two countries following the talks | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Principal Secretary to PM P.K. Mishra and NSA Ajit Doval at the issuing of joint statements by the two countries following the talks | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
A security guard stands back for the Prime Minister's car to enter Hyderabad House | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
A security guard stands back for the Prime Minister’s car to enter Hyderabad House | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Japanese journalists file reports after the joint statement was issued | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Japanese journalists file reports after the joint statement was issued | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
A sanitation worker cleans the grounds before the arrival of the two leaders | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
A sanitation worker cleans the grounds before the arrival of the two leaders | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

With inputs from ANI

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