Prime Minister Kishida, who is visiting India, held a summit meeting with Prime Minister Modi on the night of the 19th of Japan time.

There was a consensus on the situation in Ukraine that unilateral changes in the status quo by force should not be tolerated in any region and that peaceful resolution of disputes should be sought under international law.

The talks were held at the guesthouse in New Delhi, the capital, for about two hours from 8:30 pm on the 19th of Japan time. We need to take immediate action. "



The two leaders agreed that unilateral changes in the status quo by force should not be tolerated in any region and that peaceful resolution of conflicts should be sought under international law, and that the "Free and Open Indo-Pacific" We confirmed the importance of further promoting efforts toward the realization of.



They also agreed to strongly oppose unilateral attempts to change the status quo and economic intimidation by force in the East China Sea and South China Sea, keeping in mind China, which is strengthening its supremacy, and cooperation on the North Korean issue. I confirmed.

Foreign affairs defense ministerial talks (2 plus 2) to be held early

Furthermore, as the situation in Ukraine is raising calls for a new framework for international order, reforms will be made while utilizing the frameworks of G4 = Japan, Germany, Brazil, and India, which aim to become permanent members of the UN Security Council. We have confirmed that we will foster the momentum of.



Meanwhile, at the meeting, Prime Minister Kishida stated that he would "lead international efforts toward a world free of nuclear weapons," and agreed to continue dialogue with India.



He evaluated the strengthening of cooperation between Japan and India and multilateralism in the field of security, and confirmed the policy of the second ministerial consultation on foreign affairs and defense between Japan and India, the so-called 2 plus 2 early holding policy. did.



He also announced his goal of investing 5 trillion yen in India over the next five years regarding economic cooperation.



In addition, Prime Minister Kishida said that he would support the construction of cyber security, the introduction of clean energy, the high-speed railway business, and the development of northeastern India, and that he would provide a yen loan of over 300 billion yen.



In addition, he expressed his intention to further strengthen the relationship between the two countries by using this visit as an opportunity to resume traffic between the leaders.

Prime Minister Kishida "Working with India to stop fighting and provide humanitarian assistance"

After the meeting, Prime Minister Kishida made a joint press release in connection with the situation in Ukraine, saying, "The world is now facing a situation that shakes the foundation of the international order and shares basic values ​​such as democracy and the rule of law. The importance of close cooperation between Japan and India toward the realization of a "free and open Indo-Pacific" is increasing dramatically. "



On that basis, "We would like to cooperate with India to immediately stop the fighting and work to overcome the situation through dialogue and to promote humanitarian assistance to Ukraine and neighboring countries. Japan has already provided emergency humanitarian assistance of 100 million dollars to Ukraine and neighboring countries. We have decided, but we will provide additional support. "

Prime Minister Modi does not directly mention the situation in Ukraine

India's Prime Minister Modi said that "geopolitical events represent new challenges" in light of the recent situation in Ukraine, but there is no direct mention and it seems that Russia was taken into consideration as a friendly country. ..


On the other hand, regarding the relationship with Japan, he said, "It is important not only for both countries but also for the Indo-Pacific region and the world to deepen cooperation between Japan and India," and expressed expectations for future development of the relationship.

Joint statement No direct criticism of Russia included

A joint statement was issued after the summit meeting between Prime Minister Kishida and Prime Minister Modi of India.

While expressing serious concern about the situation in Ukraine, it did not include direct criticism of Russia as it pursued a military invasion.



In the joint statement, keeping in mind the situation in Ukraine and the supremacy of China, all countries will seek peaceful resolution of conflicts in accordance with international law without resorting to threats or use of force by force or attempts to unilaterally change the status quo. I have to pursue it.


He expressed serious concern about the conflict and humanitarian crisis in Ukraine and analyzed the wider impact, especially in the Indo-Pacific region.



He points out that the current international order has been built on the basis of the Charter of the United Nations, international law, and respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity.



He also emphasized the importance of the safety and security of nuclear facilities in Ukraine and recognized the active efforts of the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) towards this.


He demanded an immediate suspension of combat activities, emphasized that dialogue and diplomacy were the only options for resolving conflicts, and confirmed that appropriate measures would be taken to address the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. is.



On the other hand, the joint statement did not include direct condemnation of Russia as it pursued a military invasion of Ukraine.



In addition, the quad leaders who have confirmed the importance of the United States and Australia, including the United States and Australia, to Japan and India to promote peace, security, and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region, and plan to hold the event within the next few months. Through the meeting, the cooperation of the four countries will be promoted.



In addition, with China in mind, it will promote cooperation between Japan and India to counter the challenge of rule-based maritime order in the East China Sea and South China Sea, and North Korea will violate the UN Security Council resolution and bring about destabilization. It condemns the launch of ballistic missiles and calls on North Korea to fully comply with its international obligations under the relevant Security Council resolution.

Prime Minister Kishida "requested further cooperation"

After the summit meeting, Prime Minister Kishida told reporters, "The situation in Ukraine, including the dinner party, was a very in-depth exchange for quite a long time. From my point of view, the invasion by Russia is the order of the international community including Asia. He called for further cooperation, including working with President Putin, as it was a violent act that would shake the foundations of Ukraine. "



He added, "India has a close historical relationship with Russia, but it was meaningful to feel that we were able to confirm a step-by-step cooperation with Prime Minister Modi. We have deepened our personal relationship of trust." I did.



Also, in connection with the so-called quad summit of the four countries of Japan, the United States, Australia and India scheduled to be held in Tokyo in the first half of this year, "Because of this situation, concrete efforts toward the realization of a free and open Indo-Pacific. We have confirmed that the four countries will further advance cooperation in various fields such as vaccines, infrastructure and climate change, and will work closely with the strategic challenges facing the region. " Said.



Meanwhile, Prime Minister Kishida expressed his intention to attend the G7 summit in Belgium this week, saying, "It is important to show the unity of the G7 against Russia's invasion of Ukraine, and a more in-depth exchange of views. I hope I can do it. The situation is changing every day, so I would like to have a concrete exchange depending on the situation. "

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