Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale on Thursday spoke upon various issues and also on the forthcoming visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to India for the Annual Summit. He said, “A lot of discussions was on the bilateral relations with particular emphasis on the forthcoming visit of Japanese Prime Minister to India for the Annual Summit that would take place sometime in December. Dates will be negotiated & announced in due course”.
Foreign Secy Vijay Gokhale: A lot of discussion was on bilateral relationship with particular emphasis on the forthcoming visit of Japanese Prime Minister to India for the Annual Summit that would take place sometime in December. Dates will be negotiated & announced in due course https://t.co/qZdBgH44V6 pic.twitter.com/OKZuDQ4zL0
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Likewise, Gokhle said, “Both the leaders have agreed that the first 2+2 Ministerial meeting i.e. the Foreign and Defence Ministers of the two countries will have a meeting preferably before this Annual Summit”. Meanwhile, Gokhle spoke up over the PM Narendra Modi’s meeting with Prime Minister of Malaysia. He said, “PM Modi raised the issue of Zakir Naik’s extradition. Both the parties have decided that our officials will stay in contact regarding the matter and it is an important issue for us”.
Adding on, Foreign Secretary talked over the PM Narendra Modi-Japan’s PM meeting. He said, “It’s (Indo-Pacific) an issue on which Japan-India share similar views. PM Abe spoke of free and open Indo-Pacific and imp.of bilateral coop, on the economic side and in terms of people-to-people relations to build a secure and prosperous Indo-Pacific region.”