The Japanese and Indian governments are coordinating foreign affairs and defense ministerial talks in Tokyo later this month.
Prime Minister Suga's visit to India is also being coordinated during the Golden Week holidays, and the Government of Japan wants to show the close relationship between the two countries internally and externally toward the realization of a "free and open Indo-Pacific" through a series of dates. ..
Prime Minister Suga is coordinating to visit India and the Philippines during the Golden Week holidays from the end of this month to May.
Prior to this, the Japanese and Indian governments are coordinating a ministerial consultation on foreign affairs and defense, so-called 2 plus 2 in Tokyo later this month, with Foreign Minister Mogi and Defense Minister Kishi from the Japanese side on the Indian side. From now on, Foreign Minister Jaishankar and Defense Minister Singh will attend.
The 2 plus 2 between Japan and India is the second time since it was held in India, and it is based on the fact that an agreement was signed last year between the Self-Defense Forces and the Indian Army to enable mutual provision of food and fuel. , Opinions are expected to be exchanged on strengthening defense cooperation.
As China intensifies its supremacy, the Japanese government is strengthening relations with India as a comrade who shares basic values toward the realization of a "free and open Indo-Pacific." Through 2 Plus 2 and Prime Minister Suga's visit to India, I would like to show the close relationship between the two countries both inside and outside the country.