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Krishna wraps up four-day visit to Japan

india Updated: Jul 05, 2009 09:01 IST
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External Affairs Minister S M Krishna today wrapped up his four-day visit to Japan during which he put negotiations on a key economic pact and the ambitious freight corridor project on the fast track.

Krishna, who arrived in Tokyo on Thursday, held wideranging discussions with his counterpart Hirofumi Nakasone on
bilateral issues, including boosting economic and commercial ties.

Krishna and Nakasone co-chaired the third round of the annual strategic dialogue during which they agreed to
cooperate on pressing global issues of climate change, disarmament, non-proliferation, maritime security and the
global financial crisis.

He later called on Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso and extended him an invitation, on behalf of Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh, to visit India for the annual summit meeting.

The two leaders agreed to expedite work on the Dedicated Freight Corridor and Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor projects that have emerged as symbols of an emerging strategic partnership between India and Japan.

On the issue of climate change, the two countries agreed to work together for "an equitable and fair outcome" at the
Copenhagen summit in December which is expected to come out with an agreement to replace the Kyoto protocol.