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Mar 29, 2018
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EAM Sushma Swaraj holds bilateral meeting with her Japanese counterpart Taro Kono in Tokyo

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today held a bilateral meeting with her Japanese counterpart Taro Kono in Tokyo and discussed ways to strengthen bilateral ties between India and Japan.

Delivering a press statement after 9th India-Japan Foreign Minister’s Strategic Dialogue, she said, India welcomed Japanese investments in India's flagship programmes like smart cities.

She spoke about the ease of doing business in India. Mrs Swaraj also emphasized the need to act on terror and its sponsors. Recalling the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 2014 visit to Japan, she said, Mr Modi will visit Japan this year.

Earlier, addressing the Indian Diaspora at the Vivekanand Cultural Centre this morning, Mrs Swaraj said, India's relations with Japan have strengthened under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

She lauded the contribution of the diaspora in strengthening India's relations with Japan and create a positive image about India in Japan. Ms Swaraj said India Japan relations are free from any complexities.

During her visit, the two sides will review all aspects of bilateral relations and exchange views on regional and international issues of common interest. The External Affairs Minister reached Tokyo last evening on a three-day visit to Japan.  

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