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Advani hosts lunch for former Japanese PM Hatoyama

BJP Parliamentary Party Chairperson, L K Advani today hosted a lunch for visiting former Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama.

delhi Updated: Jan 17, 2011 21:50 IST

BJP Parliamentary Party Chairperson, L K Advani on Monday hosted a lunch for visiting former Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama.

The forthcoming India-Japan Global Partnership Summit was one of the key issues up for discussion at the meeting. The five member delegation visiting India under Hatoyama's leadership also discussed investment on the upcoming Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation (DMIC-DC), a major part of which passes through Gujarat, at the luncheon meeting, sources said.

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi also attended the meeting.

Other than Advani and Modi, BJP leaders who attended the meeting included Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, Arun Jaitley, Deputy Leader of the party in Upper House, S S Ahluwalia, former External Affairs and Finance Minister Jaswant Singh, and senior BJP leaders M M Joshi and Najma Heptullah.

When asked if nuclear cooperation also came up for discussion, party sources replied in the negative.

Hatoyama, along with five Japanese delegates, had a brief meeting with top officials of the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation (DMIC-DC).

He also announced the launch of the India-Japan Global Partnership Summit which is scheduled to be held in Tokyo in September this year. The Summit is aimed at enhancing socio-economic, cultural and spiritual bonding between the two nations.