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On September 23, 2021, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Yoshihide Suga met in person for the first time.
They also discussed the Covid-19 pandemic and attempts to combat it. Leaders emphasized the growing relevance of digital technologies and assessed the India-Japan Digital Partnership’s progress. Opinions on future collaboration in many developing technologies were exchanged. Climate change and the transition to renewable energy are also consider.
Under the India-Japan Act East Forum, progress on bilateral developmental initiatives in India’s North Eastern region was also assess.
Agreement on SSW
To put the Specified Skilled Workers (SSW) agreement into action, the Japanese side will conduct skill and language tests in India beginning in early 2022. In April of this year, India and Japan signed an SSW agreement.
Both sides restated their commitment to working together to make the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail (MAHSR) project run smoothly and on time.
Prime Minister Modi commended Suga for his personal commitment and leadership in enabling remarkable progress in the India-Japan Special Strategic. And Global Partnership over the previous few years, both as Prime Minister and as Chief Cabinet Secretary before that, according to the statement.
“The two Prime Ministers discussed the two nations’ multifaceted relationship and exchanged perspectives on recent global and regional developments, especially the situation in Afghanistan. They restated their commitment to an Indo-Pacific area that is free, open, and inclusive “It was stated.
The two Prime Ministers expressed their delight at the growing economic ties between their countries.
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