Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe reviewed the progress of Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail (HSR) project on the sidelines of the India-ASEAN and East Asia Summit 2019 at Bangkok on November 4.
During the meeting, the two reaffirmed their commitment to advance mutual efforts to facilitate the smooth implementation of India’s first bullet train corridor. They also welcomed the increased economic engagement between the two countries, propelled by high-level exchanges.
Modi said that he eagerly looked forward to welcoming Abe in India in December for India-Japan Annual Summit. He also said that he was convinced of the success of the forthcoming annual summit in further deepening the India-Japan special strategic and global partnership.
The leaders welcomed that the inaugural 2+2 foreign and defence ministerial dialogue will take place later this month in India. They agreed that the dialogue will help provide impetus to the bilateral security and defence cooperation between the two sides.
The two prime ministers also reaffirmed their commitment towards a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific region based on a rules-based order. They agreed to further strengthen the bilateral cooperation, including in third countries, for achieving the shared objective of peace, prosperity and progress of the Indo-Pacific region.