PM Modi meets Japan's Defence Minister; calls for greater cooperation against terrorism

New Delhi: Japanese Defence Minister Gen Nakatani on Thursday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and briefed him on regional developments in East and Southeast Asia.

His visit comes just days after a recent ruling by a UN-backed tribunal which said that China has no legal basis to
claim "historic rights" to islands in South China Sea.

PM Narendra Modi. Reuters

PM Narendra Modi. Reuters

During the call on, Modi condoled the loss of life of Japanese citizens in the terror attack in Dhaka earlier this
month and called for greater bilateral and multilateral cooperation against terrorism, a PMO statement said.

Nakatani briefed the Prime Minister on the bilateral defence cooperation initiatives, it said. The Japanese Minister also briefed the Prime Minister on regional developments in East and Southeast Asia, the statement said.

Modi welcomed Japanese participation at the International Fleet Review in Vishakhapatnam in February this year and and
in the Malabar Exercise off the Japanese coast last month.

Modi said that he is looking forward to his visit to Japan later this year for the Annual Summit.

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Updated Date: Jul 14, 2016 19:30:48 IST

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