Shinzo Abe India Visit: Amid rapidly changing dynamics of international politics, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe today coined a new phrase to emphasise the goal of strengthening relationship between India and Japan. Speaking after inaugurating India’s first high-speed rail project along with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Ahmedabad, Abe said, “PM Modi and I will work towards realizing ‘Jai Japan- Jai India'”.
The Japanese Prime Minister also said his country supports Modi government’s Make In India initiative. “Japan is committed to supporting Make In India. Our industries are working with India to give a boost to manufacturing in India.” Defining the contours of the new phase of India-Japan relationship, Abe said, “I would like to state that India-Japan partnership is special, strategic and global.”
Interestingly, Abe started his speech by greeting everyone with “Namaste”.
Abe said he would one day like to enjoy the beauty of India through the windows of the Bullet Train. “I hope to enjoy the beauty of India through the windows of the Bullet Train when I come to India in a few years,” he said to an elated audience.
— ANI (@ANI) September 14, 2017
The Japanese PM also heaped praise on PM Modi, saying, “Dear friend PM Modi is a far sighted leader, he made a decision of making New India and chose Japan as a partner, we completely support it.”
“If we work together nothing is impossible,” he added.