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Japan Foreign Minister appreciates PM Modi’s “valuable inputs” for achievement of G7 Summit in Hiroshima

New Delhi [India], July 28 (ANI): Japan’s Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi on Friday lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the “valuable inputs for the success” of the G7 Summit in Hiroshima.

Hayashi mentioned that 2023 is an important yr as each India and Japan maintain presidencies of the G20 and G7 respectively.

He prolonged Japan’s help to India’s G20 presidency, concerning the surroundings, the idea of LiFE (Lifestyle for Environment) launched by Prime Minister Modi, which asks everybody to reside a life that’s in tune with the earth, resonates nicely with our authorities’s coverage.

Talking about meals safety, Yoshimasa mentioned, “We commend India’s leadership in advancing efforts that pertain to building resilient and sustainable agriculture and food systems, such as launching the Millet and other ancient grains international research initiative (MAHARISHI). We made sure that such efforts by India were included in the Hiroshima Action Statement for Resilient Global Food Security,” he added.

He mentioned that attraction for upholding the free and open worldwide order based mostly on the rule of regulation could sound like a mere slogan except the voices of the”Global South” are keenly listened to.

“Prime Minister Modi also emphasized the importance of giving a chance to the”Global South” to raise their voices at the G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in March,” he added.

At the G7 Hiroshima Summit, the leaders of the G7 and the invited international locations confirmed to strengthen cooperation on international challenges together with meals, growth, well being, power and local weather change, and the surroundings.

He mentioned that G7 Hiroshima Summit addressed varied troublesome challenges the world is going through at this turning level in historical past.

“Japan, as the G7 Presidency, emphasized the strengthening of engagement with the so-called”Global South” at the G7 Hiroshima Summit this year,” he added.

“These global challenges cannot be overcome by the G7 alone. They also reaffirmed their strong commitment to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),” he added.

He mentioned that meals safety has been deteriorating as a result of Russia’s aggression towards Ukraine. for which, the G7 and the invited international locations issued the “Hiroshima Action Statement for Resilient Global Food Security”.

He mentioned that the G20, which brings collectively probably the most influential international locations of the Global South, is especially necessary in addressing such international challenges. Japan may be very a lot wanting to proceed working hand in hand with India in direction of the success of the G20 New Delhi Summit.

He added that Japan-India cooperation in direction of the way forward for the Indo-Pacific”In coordination with India, Japan intends to materialize such a concept by realizing a “Free and Open Indo-Pacific” or FOIP,” he added.

In March this yr, Prime Minister Kishida introduced Japan’s new plan for FOIP right here in New Delhi. This truth itself is a mirrored image of the essential significance Japan locations on India, as your nation is an indispensable associate in attaining FOIP, a Free and Open Indo-Pacific.

Moreover, the efforts to attain FOIP broaden past our collaboration with India, and to the entire South Asian area. This new plan makes clear that South Asia is among the key areas and concrete efforts have been happening, he mentioned.

Japan has additionally prolonged help for the event of the North Eastern Region of India by the”Japan-India Act East Forum”.

Going ahead, Japan will proceed to contribute to the event of the North Eastern Region of India, by selling such tasks as”the North East Road Network Connectivity Improvement Project” to boost the connectivity within the area, he mentioned.

“High-level exchanges have acted as the driving force to push forward our security and defence cooperation. We have conducted defence exercises on land, at sea, and in the air, including the first-ever joint fighter exercise in January,” the Japanese Foreign Minister mentioned.

Japan has designated this yr 2023 because the”Japan-India tourism exchange year”, and to bolster tourism, he knowledgeable.

He additional mentioned that India is an integral associate for Japan by way of the United Nations Security Council reform, the place each nations have been working shoulder to shoulder as G4 members to attain concrete outcomes.

“India and Japan will continue to cooperate through international organizations and multilateral frameworks. He said that India is an integral partner for Japan in terms of the United Nations Security Council reform, where we have been working shoulder to shoulder as G4 members to achieve concrete results. We have also promoted practical cooperation in a wide-range of fields through the Quad,” the Japanese Foreign Minister mentioned.

Speaking additional on financial ties he mentioned that Japan is encouraging its firms to extend funding in India. For eg. Prime Minister Kishida additionally set a goal of 5-trillion-yen private and non-private funding and financing to India within the subsequent 5 years from 2022.

“We have been encouraging Japanese companies to increase investment in India. Prime Minister Kishida set the 5-trillion-yen target of public and private investment and financing from Japan to India in the next five years from 2022. At the same time, we will work together with the Indian government to effectively address the difficulties that Japanese companies face in the Indian market,” the Japanese Foreign Minister mentioned.

“The outlook for our collaboration in the economic field is promising. Prime Minister Modi has placed economic growth as one of his top priority agendas and has promoted various economic initiatives including Make in India, Digital India, and Clean India,” Yoshimasa mentioned.

He added, “As a measure to promote investment, Prime Minister Modi has identified 15 key sectors including telecommunications equipment, automobiles, and applied chemical batteries that are eligible for subsidies. All of this have led to the remarkable growth in Japanese investment into crucial technologies such as medical equipment, electronics and household electric appliances”.

Speaking on the high-speed rail mission, which is the flagship mission between Japan and India, he mentioned that the Japanese bullet practice mission will join Mumbai to Ahmedabad, a distance of roughly 500 kilometres, and is predicted to enhance the effectivity of transportation in addition to promote financial growth in areas alongside the high-speed rail. (ANI)