Prime Minister Narendra Modi today interacted with Prime Minister of Japan Suga Yoshihide over phone.
During the interaction, both the leaders discussed progress in various ongoing bilateral initiatives.
The two leaders discussed the Covid-19 situation and exchanged views on various regional and global challenges posed by the pandemic.
They appreciated the support and facilitation provided to resident citizens in each other’s country during the pandemic and agreed to continue such coordination.
Prime Minister Modi thanked Prime Minister Suga for providing assistance to India for combating the pandemic.
Both the leaders highlighted the importance of close India-Japan cooperation to overcome these challenges.
They stressed on working together to create resilient, diversified and trustworthy supply chains, ensuring reliable supply of critical materials and technologies and developing new partnerships in manufacturing and skill development.
The two leaders emphasized on the need of early operationalization of specified skilled workers agreement in order to synergize their strengths and achieve mutually beneficial outcomes.
They also highlighted the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail project as a shining example of their cooperation and welcomed the steady progress in its execution.
Mr. Modi also expressed hope that he would be able to receive Prime Minister Suga in India at the earliest in the near future once the Covid-19 situation stabilizes.