New Delhi [India], August 25 (ANI): Terming the India-Japan 22 Ministerial assembly a chance to overview safety cooperation between the 2 nations, India on Thursday mentioned that Japan has provided to host the subsequent assembly.
“Japan has offered to hold the next India-Japan 22 meeting. However, it has not happened yet due to Covid19 and other factors,” the Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi mentioned at a presser right here including that the main points of the assembly might be shared within the public area as soon as finalized.
Bagchi famous that India-Japan 22 Ministerial assembly is a crucial assembly which began in November 2019, and was held in India.
“This is a mechanism that helps us to coordinate both on the defenses and on the foreign ministry side. This is Japan’s turn to host it which gives us an opportunity to review the status of our defense and security cooperation and ways to further strengthen this cooperation of ours and the special strategic and global partnership. We will share the details once finalized.”Moreover, whereas talking concerning the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s go to to Japan to attend the state funeral of former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe which is to be held on September 27, the MEA Spokesperson mentioned that Japan has knowledgeable India of the state funeral, nonetheless, the announcement on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s go to to Japan might be made on the proper time and as per protocols.
India-Japan 22 would be the second such assembly between the 2 international locations because the inaugural assembly of the India-Japan Foreign and Defence Ministerial Dialogue (22) was held on November 30, 2019, in New Delhi.
Defence Minister of India, Rajnath Singh and External Affairs Minister of India, S. Jaishankar, met then Foreign Affairs Minister of Japan, MOTEGI Toshimitsu, after which Minister of Defense of Japan, KONO Taro, on November 30, 2019, in New Delhi for the primary India-Japan 22 Foreign and Defence Ministerial Meeting.
The Ministers had affirmed that this dialogue will additional improve the strategic depth of bilateral safety and protection cooperation. Acknowledging rising safety challenges, the Ministers reiterated their dedication to advancing bilateral safety cooperation primarily based on the 2008 Joint Declaration on Security Cooperation and the 2009 Action Plan to advance Security Cooperation.
Recalling that the 2 sides had a shared imaginative and prescient of a free, open, inclusive and rules-based Indo-Pacific area during which the rules of sovereignty and territorial integrity are ensured, and all international locations take pleasure in freedom of navigation and overflight, the Ministers emphasised that additional strengthening of bilateral cooperation was in mutual curiosity of each international locations and would additionally assist in furthering the reason for the peace, safety and prosperity within the Indo-Pacific area.
The Ministers welcomed the progress made in deepening bilateral defence cooperation final 12 months. The Ministers famous with satisfaction that since final 12 months India and Japan have initiated bilateral workout routines between all three elements of their defence forces.
They shared the view to make steady efforts for holding the bilateral workout routines between the defence forces repeatedly and additional increasing the identical. In this regard, the Ministers welcomed the lately carried out second “Dharma Guardian-2019” and the second “SHINYUU Maitri-2019”. The Ministers additionally concurred to proceed with coordination for the primary India-Japan joint fighter plane train in Japan.
Acknowledging the significance of making certain maritime security in reaching a free, open, inclusive and rules-based Indo-Pacific, the Ministers expressed their intention to additional promote cooperation within the subject of capability constructing in maritime safety and Maritime Domain Awareness together with via cooperation with different international locations.
The Ministers appreciated the present trade packages between the defence academic and analysis establishments of the 2 international locations and expressed their need to proceed and broaden the trade programmes.
Recalling the Japan-India-US Summit Meetings in November 2018 and June 2019, the Ministers acknowledged the trilateral cooperation with the US. The Ministers expressed their satisfaction at trilateral cooperation represented by the “MALABAR 2019” held from September-October 2019 off the coast of Japan, the mine-countermeasures train (MINEX) held in Japan in July 2019 and “Cope India 2018” during which Japan participated as an observer in December 2018.
The Ministers had a frank and fruitful trade of views on the regional problems with mutual pursuits significantly on the safety state of affairs within the Indo-Pacific. (ANI)