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Indo-Japan ties: PM Narendra Modi, Shinzo Abe sign high-speed rail pact

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New Delhi | Updated: December 12, 2015 1:14:46 PM

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe is on a three-day visit to India for annual summit talks with PM Narendra Modi.

Shinzo Abe, PM Narendra Modi releases joint statementShinzo Abe India visit: Narendra Modi and Shinzo Abe issued joint statement on Saturday. (Source: MEA)

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe is on a three-day visit to India for annual summit talks with PM Narendra Modi. India and Japan signed four agreements after the bilateral summit between PM Narendra Modi and Shinzo Abe.

PM Modi and Shinzo Abe exchange joint statement on co-operation in security, infrastructure, technology, education and economy. Here are the highlights from PM Shinzo Abe’s speech:

1.High Speed Rail on Mumbai-Ahmedabad sector through Japan’s Shinkansen will launch an evolution in Indian Railways.

2.The memorandum we (Indo-Japan) signed on civil nuclear energy co-op, is a signing symbol of a new level of mutual confidence.

3.No other strategic partnership can exercise a more profound influence on shaping course of Asia and our interlinked ocean regions.

4.No friend will matter more in realising India’s economic dreams than Japan.

5.It is a great pleasure to host a personal friend and a great champion of Indo-Japan partnership.

PM Narendra Modi focused on special relationship between India and Japan: Here are the key highlights:

1.I appreciate PM Abe’s support for India’s membership of the APEC.

2.Our shared commitment to combating climate change is equally strong.

3.We have also taken two more decisive steps in our security co-operation, will promote defence manufacturing in India.

4.Appreciate the sharp rise in bilateral assistance programme & the strength of public & private Japanese commitment for Make in India.

5. PM Abe has been prompt and positive on our economic proposals many of which are now unique to India.

6.India will extend ‘visa on arrival’ to Japanese citizens including for business purpose from 1st March 2016.

7. PM Abe has been prompt and positive on our economic proposals many of which are now unique to India.

8.India will extend ‘visa on arrival’ to Japanese citizens including for business purpose from 1st March 2016.

9. Japan PM Shinzo Abe declares that Japan will build a convention centre in Varanasi

10. People to people relations are important. We’re extending multiple entry visas

11. We have taken relationship to new level and buds have turned into blossoms-Japan PM Shinzo Abe

12. In Sep’14, PM Abe spoke of $35 billion of Japanese finance & investments for India over 5 years, together we’re turning it into reality.

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