In view of rising and assertive China, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday left for Japan to attend the annual summit with his counterpart Shinzo Abe.
The summit meet will be held on October 28 and 29.
The Prime Minister termed the island nation as New Delhi’s most trusted partner in its economic and technological modernisation.
He said that India’s ties with Japan, both economic and strategic, stand completely transformed in recent years.
The PM said projects such as Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail and Dedicated Freight Corridors reflect the high level and “strength of our economic engagement”.
He said India values Japan’s global leadership in innovation, technologies and best practices and during his visit.
He recalled that last year, he had hosted Prime Minister Abe and his wife Akie Abe in his home state Gujarat.
It also needs to be mentioned that PM Modi will be hosted by his Japanese counterpart for a private dinner at his holiday home in the picturesque Yamanashi prefecture on October 28.>