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Important to handle “root countries” behind terrorism: Jaishankar at India-Japan discussion board

New Delhi [India], July 28 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Jaishankar on Friday stated that it is crucial for Japan and India to be on the identical web page on countering terrorism and emphasised the necessity to handle not solely the”root cause” but additionally the “root countries” behind the menace.

Speaking on the India-Japan Forum 2023 within the nationwide capital, Jaishankar, was responding to his Japanese counterpart Yoshimasa Hayashi’s remarks that prime precedence of cooperation between like-minded international locations India and Japan needs to be to counter-terrorism.

Jaishankar and Hayashi mentioned crucial world points, together with terrorism and nuclear proliferation on the discussion board. The visiting Japanese minister highlighted the Japan-India cooperation in direction of the way forward for the Indo-Pacific.

In a subsequent query and reply session on the Forum, Hayashi stated, “It’s an unquestionable issue that everybody, India, Japan, everyone should be very strict, vis a vis all those activities such as terrorism. Each country should be ready for that. Everyone should be very strict on activities such as terrorism. Cooperation between like-minded countries like us to counter-terrorism is a top priority issue.”Jaishankar additionally touched upon the problem of terrorism within the query and reply session. “There are some really important challenges in the world, like missile nuclear proliferation and terrorism and it is important that we address root causes and root countries which are behind this and it is important that Japan and India are on the same page.”Meanwhile, talking on strengthening bilateral relations between the 2 international locations the Japanese overseas minister stated that it’s essential that people-to-people exchanges between India and Japan are promoted. He stated that the post-COVID-19 period is an opportune time to revitalize relations.

He additionally stated Japan has designated the yr 2023 because the “Japan India tourism exchange” yr.

“Our prime ministers agreed to further promote exchanges at the summit meeting held in March. We designated this year 2023 as the Japan-India tourism exchange and we will boost our tourism,” Hayashi stated.

He additional stated that Japan and India can even promote Japanese language schooling, scholar adjustments and specified expert webcast system in India.

“We will bring human resources from India to Japan, especially in the IT (Information technology) field,” he added.

On India-Japan relations on the United Nations, Hayashi stated, “India is an integral part for us in terms of the United Nations Security Council, where we have been working shoulder to shoulder as G4 Members to achieve complete lease outs.”Reflecting on among the memorable moments of the G7 summit in Hiroshima, the Japanese Foreign Minister stated that India gifted Mahatma Gandhi’s statue to town of Hiroshima.

“This gift is indeed a symbol that Japan and India are united in their steps towards peace. The leaders of the world visited the peace memorial museum and deepened their understanding of the reality of the use of nuclear weapons,” he added.

The Japanese minster stated that Japan is free and dedicated to the success of the upcoming G20 New Delhi summit. He additionally appreciated the theme of the G20, “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” which signifies that the world is one.

“The meaning of G20 is seen in line with the principle of Japan, which strives for fostering cooperation at a time of deepening division and confrontations,” he stated.

“We really look forward to continuing to work side by side with India in the spirit of harmony and cooperation for a better future of the region and beyond,” the Japanese overseas minister stated.

Jaishankar in his handle to the India-Japan discussion board right now stated that Japan has had a huge effect on India and in some ways, Japan is an “exemplary moderniser’ for India.

Speaking on the discussion board within the presence of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Jaishankar stated: “What really does Japan means to India? Japan is in many ways the exemplary moderniser… It is an example of relevance. It’s also a country for which there is a lot of goodwill in history. Today under PM Modi, we also had great modernisation. A self-reliant India,” Jaishakar stated.

“Japan is a natural partnership in this modernising India. Japan has truly unleashed the revolution in India. The Suzuki revolution! The second revolution was the metro revolution. The third revolution is the high-speed rail in making. The fourth revolution is in critical and emerging technologies and semiconductors,” he added.

The Japanese Foreign Minister had arrived in New Delhi earlier on Thursday.

Jaishankar and Hayashi held the fifteenth India-Japan Foreign Ministers’ Strategic Dialogue in New Delhi on Thursday.

The assembly offered a chance to overview the progress made within the India-Japan Special Strategic and Global Partnership.

The two ministers engaged in complete discussions protecting a variety of problems with bilateral, regional, and world significance. They highlighted the significance of additional strengthening India-Japan partnership based mostly on shared values and rules. (ANI)