Washington: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has acknowledged that under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership, the Indian economy was now serving as the ‘engine of global growth’.
According to a statement by the Ministry of External Affairs, meeting on the sidelines of the Nuclear Security Summit 2016 here, discussions were held between the two leaders in a very cordial atmosphere keeping in line with the special strategic and global partnership with Japan.
Abe thanked Prime Minister Modi for the ‘excellent hospitality’ during his bilateral visit to India in December 2015 and described his visit to Varanasi as unforgettable.
The two leaders reviewed the decisions taken during Abe’s visit and expressed satisfaction at the strong pace of implementation.
Abe conveyed that a survey Mission will be coming from Japan in May, to take forward the Convention Centre project in Varanasi and they also discussed measures to promote further trade and investment.
PM Modi, on the other hand, thanked Abe for Japan’s strong participation in the International Fleet Review.
The two leaders also discussed the continuing threat of terrorism and the need for the International community to eschew selective approaches and they also reviewed global and regional issues.
Abe said that he was greatly looking forward to Prime Minister Modi’s bilateral visit to Japan later this year.