India-Japan to hold maiden 2+2 dialogue on November 30

WION New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 18, 2019, 03.12 PM(IST) Written By: Sidhant Sibal

File photo: Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe and PM Narendra Modi. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

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The 2+2 dialogue comes weeks before Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's upcoming India visit. He is slated to visit in mid-December for the annual India-Japan summit which will be the 14th one in the series. 

The first India-Japan foreign and defence minister 2+2 dialogue will take place in Delhi on November 30. 

The 2+2 dialogue comes weeks before Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's upcoming India visit. He is slated to visit in mid-December for the annual India-Japan summit which will be the 14th one in the series. 

Defence minister Rajnath Singh had met Japanese Defence minister on Sunday in Thailand on the sidelines of the 6th ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting-Plus (ADMM-Plus).

A release from the defence ministry on the meet said, "Both of them will meet again in New Delhi for the 2+2 meeting scheduled later this month. Both the leaders had a detailed discussion on adding further momentum to India-Japan defence cooperation." 

India and Japan have been increasing engagement, especially when it comes to the growing Indo Pacific concept. 

PM Modi has met Japanese PM Abe 2 times this year, first in Osaka on the sidelines of the G20 summit and then in Vladivostok, Russia on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum.