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They noted the ongoing close cooperation between the Indian Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF) in various specialised. NEW DELHI: India and Japan have agreed to collaborate closely in defence production, including on dual- use technologies, as the two. NEW DELHI (Sputnik) — India and Japan have agreed to enhance defense ties in what is being seen as a clear cut message to China.
The two Prime Ministers recognised the important role of science and technology in dealing with both developmental and societal challenges, and underlined the importance of enhanced bilateral cooperation in such fields as IoT, ICT, marine science, biomedical sciences, genetics, stem cell technology, and heavy ion radiotherapy. The two Prime Ministers directed their respective sides to work closely to establish an India Japan Startup Hub, which will serve as a platform for promotion of information exchange, business collaboration and investments between the vibrant and innovative Startup ecosystems of two countries.
The two Prime Ministers acknowledged that outer space is an ever-expanding frontier of human endeavour and welcomed the deepening of cooperation between the space agencies of the two countries in the field of earth observation, satellite based navigation, space sciences and lunar exploration. They stressed the importance of enhancing comprehensive space cooperation.
The two Prime Ministers noted with satisfaction the progress in the health sector and the joint efforts by their medical experts on medical device development. They also noted the opportunities for collaboration between Indian and Japanese pharmaceutical companies in light of the target regarding the quantitative share of generic medicines in Japan.
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The two Prime Ministers shared the importance of strengthening cooperation in the fields of agricultural and food related sectors. The two Prime Ministers welcomed the efforts to develop cooperation in disaster prevention, response, recovery and reconstruction as envisaged in the Memorandum of Cooperation on disaster risk reduction between the Ministry of Home Affairs of the Government of India and the Cabinet Office of the Government of Japan.
The two Prime Ministers recognised the importance of the empowerment of women to maximise their national potential, and decided to strengthen cooperation in this area, including through conferences such as the World Assembly for Women WAW!
Expanding vistas of People-to-People Cooperation The two Prime Ministers renewed their commitment to strengthening human and cultural ties commensurate with their Special Strategic and Global Partnership. In this context, the two Prime Ministers welcomed a series of cultural events successfully held through the Year of India-Japan Friendly Exchanges in The two Prime Ministers recognised the importance of expanding Japanese language education in India, for achieving wider and closer industrial cooperation.
In this regard, they decided to endeavour towards establishing Japanese language certificate courses at higher educational institutions in India as well as training1, Japanese language teachers, over the next five years.
The two Prime Ministers welcomed the exchange of notes for the construction of a state-of-art Convention Centre in Varanasi as a symbol of friendship between India and Japan and expressed their hope for its early completion. The two Prime Ministers expressed satisfaction at the increased interaction at all levels of the government, between Members of Parliament, and between prefectures and states. They welcomed the strengthening of parliamentary exchanges through mutual visits of parliamentarians from both sides.
With a view to achieving greater policy coordination and deepening intellectual exchanges between the two countries, the two Prime Ministers encouraged interactions among senior officials, strategists and experts in leading think tanks and universities on wide-ranging issues in the Indo-Pacific region.
The two Prime Ministers underscored the importance of promoting tourism exchange between the two countries and hoped that the opening of the Japan National Tourism Organisation JNTO office in Delhi in March and further relaxation of visa requirements will facilitate business and tourism links between the two countries. The two Prime Ministers welcomed the expansion of civil aviation connectivity between India and Japan, utilising the recently updated open sky policies between the two countries.
The two Prime Ministers noted the steady increase in the number of Indian students in Japan. Aiming to enhance the positive influence of traditions of non-violence, tolerance and democracy in Asia, the two Prime Ministers welcomed the SAMVAD II conference held in Yangon, Myanmar, in August and looked forward to the next conference in The two Prime Ministers noted with satisfaction the institutional linkages set up between India and Japan.
They also acknowledged that the Olympic and Paralympic Games offer a unique opportunity for the two countries to further deepen their cooperation. Working with Partners on Regional and Global Challenges The two Prime Ministers reaffirmed that regular convening of the East Asia Summit EAS Ambassadors Meeting in Jakarta and the establishment of EAS Unit within the ASEAN Secretariat have contributed to ensuring that the EAS process, as the premier leaders-led forum to discuss broad strategic, security and economic issues of common concern, continues to retain its dynamic proactiveness in responding to emerging issues of global importance.
They decided to work in unison to enhance physical and digital connectivity within the EAS framework while striving to ensure greater economic benefits to all in an equitable and balanced manner. They also decided to continue to enhance their cooperation in the maritime domain bilaterally as well as in multilateral fora. The two Prime Ministers reaffirmed the importance of freedom of navigation, overflight and unimpeded lawful commerce in accordance with international laws.
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They also highlighted the importance of peaceful resolution of disputes, including through full respect for legal and diplomatic processes, without resorting to the threat or use of force, and in accordance with the universally recognised principles of international law, notably the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea UNCLOS.
The two Prime Ministers also reiterated their desire and determination to work together to maintain and promote peace, stability, and development in the Indo-Pacific region. The two Prime Ministers welcomed the renewed momentum for trilateral cooperation with the US and Australia. They stressed on the strategic importance of these cooperative frameworks and shared willingness to expand concrete cooperation.
They resolved to work with other countries and regional partners to ensure a rule-based order in the Indo-Pacific Region.
Since then, the annual summits have been taking place alternatively in India and Japan. Besides the annual summits, the two countries have established a number of dialogue mechanisms have established related to diverse fields such as the economy, commercial, financial services, health, road transport, shipping, education, etc.
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Economic relations between India and Japan have vast potential for growth, given the complementarities that exist between the two Asian economies. Japan's interest in India is increasing due to a variety of reasons - including India's large and growing market and its resources, especially the human resources.
Japan has been extending bilateral loan and grant assistance to India since Japan is also the largest bilateral donor for India. Even the prestigious Delhi Metro Project has also been realized with Japanese assistance.
Japan is the third largest foreign investor in India. The involvement of four major democratic nations in the Asia-Pacific region is viewed as anti-China engagement due to the one-party ruling in the country.
SinceJapan has become the permanent member in the annual Malabar Naval Exercise.
In the trilateral naval exercise, which began inincludes the USA and India. Evidence of Chinese factor in Indo-Japan Relations. In Decemberthe United States returned a major portion of the Northern Training Area, nearly 10, acres, reducing the amount of land utilized by the United States on Okinawa by close to 20 percent.
Because of the two countries' combined economic and diplomatic impact on the world, the U. The countries also collaborate in science and technology in such areas as brain science, aging, infectious disease, personalized medicine, and international space exploration.
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We are working intensively to expand already strong people-to-people ties in education, science, and other areas. Japan and the United States collaborate closely on international diplomatic initiatives.
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