New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday held separate bilateral meetings in Tokyo with Fumio Kishida and Anthony Albanese — his counterparts from Japan and Australia respectively — to review relations and move forward cooperation in key areas such as defence manufacturing, trade, and technology
The trade and technology partnership, cooperation in forging resilient supply chains for the region and the skill development partnership figured in the talks between Modi and Kishida. The two leaders agreed to enhance bilateral security and defence cooperation, including in defence manufacturing.
While taking stock of progress in the Mumbai-Ahmedabad high speed rail project, they welcomed the signing of exchange of notes for the third tranche of the loan for the venture. The project is partly funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
The leaders also highlighted the importance of information and communication technologies, and…