Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday met his Japanese counterpart who said Indo-Japan ties have the greatest potential of any bilateral relationship in the world.
The two leaders met on the sidelines of 13th ASEAN-India Summit here in the Malaysian capital.
“Working through lunch with an old friend. PM @AbeShinzo hosts PM @narendramodi for the second bilateral,” external affairs ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup tweeted.
PM Abe : The India Japan relationship has the greatest potential of any bilateral relationship in the world. pic.twitter.com/5NCDUGBOOf— Vikas Swarup (@MEAIndia) November 21, 2015
“The India-Japan relationship has the greatest potential of any bilateral relationship in the world,” Abe was quoted by Swarup as saying.
The meeting comes ahead of Abe’s visit to India on December 11 to hold annual summit talks with Modi and take further the already close relations between the two major Asian economies.
In the 9th annual Indo-Japan summit talks, Modi and Abe are likely to review implementation of various decisions taken in course of last one year to boost ties, particularly in the trade and investment sector.
Modi had visited Japan from August 30 to September 3 last year during which that country had announced doubling of its private and public investment in India to about $34 billion over a period of five years.
Modi meets Li Keqiang
Modi also met his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang during which the two leaders discussed bilateral ties and global issues of mutual concern.
“The bilaterals amidst the multilateral. PM @narendramodi meets Premier Li Kequiang of China for first engagement,” Swarup tweeted.
“Chinese connect...India-China ties & global issues are focus of talks between PM @narendramodi & Premier Li Keqiang,” Prime Minister’s Office tweeted.
Modi is on a three-day visit to Malaysia and pitched India as an ideal investment destination for ASEAN nations, in his address at the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit.