Tokyo: Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe on Thursday made a phone call to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and listed actions taken by India and Japan in the Indo-Pacific and the developments of the special strategic and global partnership between the two sides among key achievements in bilateral relations.
In a 30-minute phone conversation, Abe, Japan’s longest serving prime minister, made the call to explain his decision last month to resign on health grounds, according to a statement from Japan’s foreign ministry.
“Both Prime Ministers affirmed that the basic policy of Japan-India-emphasis remains unchanged, and concurred with each other that the two countries continue to work closely in such areas as security, economy, and economic cooperation including the high-speed rail project,” it read.
However, the change of leadership in Japan would not affect the bilateral relations between both the countries.
Abe said both prime ministers “took actions towards realising the vision of a free and open Indo-Pacific and the special strategic and global partnership between Japan and India was elevated to greater heights”.