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India, Japan sign USD 75 bn currency swap agreement

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is visiting Japan, and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe held delegation-level talks during which the two leaders discussed a range of bilateral, regional and global issues including the situation in the Indo-Pacific region.

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New Delhi Published on: October 29, 2018 18:56 IST
India and Japan signed a USD 75 billion bilateral currency

India and Japan signed a USD 75 billion bilateral currency swap agreement.

India and Japan on Monday signed a USD 75 billion bilateral currency swap agreement. The agreement will help in bringing greater stability in foreign exchange and capital markets in the country, strengthening and widening the depth and diversity of economic cooperation between the two countries.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is visiting Japan, and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe held delegation-level talks during which the two leaders discussed a range of bilateral, regional and global issues including the situation in the Indo-Pacific region.

"With a view to enhancing financial and economic cooperation, governments of Japan and India welcomed the agreement to conclude a Bilateral Swap Arrangement (BSA) of USD 75 billion," said India-Japan Vision Statement issued after the summit-level meeting between the two leaders. 

The swap agreement, a Finance Ministry's release said, should "aid in bringing greater stability to foreign exchange and capital markets in India...This facility will enable the agreed amount of foreign capital being available to India for use as and when need arises".

Recognising the unparalleled potential for development of relations between the two countries, the prime ministers reviewed the significant milestones achieved over the last four years.

( With inputs from PTI )

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