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PM Modi, Japan PM Abe hold delegation-level talks; discuss situation in Indo-Pacific region

PM Modi in Japan Photograph:( PTI )

WION Web Team Tokyo, Japan Oct 29, 2018, 03.07 PM (IST)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Japanese PM Shinzo Abe in Tokyo for delegation-level talks on Monday.

During the meeting, the two leaders discussed a range of bilateral, regional and global issues including the situation in the Indo-Pacific region.

Earlier, addressing an event PM Modi said low-cost manufacturing and labour cost would help India to do business while inviting Japanese investment in India.

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Addressing the businessmen, the PM said: "I would also like to invite all of you to speed up investment in India. I assure you that you will be given all possible assistance to help in strengthening trade relations between India and Japan."

The prime minister emphasised greater cooperation with Japan which India's third largest foreign direct investor.

The PM added that India was fast moving towards Industry 4.0 powered by AI, IoT, 3D Printing and Robotics.

The Indian prime minister had arrived on Saturday to attend the 13th India-Japan annual two-day summit. Apart from meeting PM Abe, PM Modi also met secretary general Toshihiro Nikai of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party and the minister of economy Trade and Industry (METI) Hiroshige Seko.

Modi also addressed the Indian community in Japan in order to strengthen ties with the expat community and interacted with Japanese entrepreneurs. Modi also met with the governor of Shizuoka province of Japan Heita Kawakatsu.

India's ministry of Ayush signed a MoU with  Kanagawa prefecture to boost healthcare and wellness. 

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The prime minister emphasised greater cooperation with Japan which India's third largest foreign direct investor.