Japanese Prime Minister to stress Ukraine’s unity to Modi | The Northwest Star

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Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will encourage a unified approach to Ukraine when he meets Indian leader Narendra Modi in New Delhi, while aiming to strengthen security ties in the Indo-Pacific region. “Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine coincides with this trip, I would like to emphasize the importance of international unity and confirm that Japan and India will work together on various issues,” Kishida said ahead of his visit. . India and Japan are parties to the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue – known as the Quad – a security framework that also includes the United States and Australia. Modi is due to hold a virtual summit with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Monday. Japan has imposed sanctions on dozens of Russian individuals and organizations since the invasion of Ukraine which began on February 24 and took in Ukrainian refugees. India, however, is the only one of the four Quad members that did not condemn the invasion. Kishida will also aim to strengthen security and economic ties with India, the world’s second most populous country and Asia’s third largest economy. He is expected to announce a five-trillion yen (A$57 billion) investment plan in India over five years during this visit, Japanese newspaper Nikkei reported. Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced in 2014 3.5 trillion yen in investment and funding over five years during a visit to India. Japan has supported India’s urban infrastructure development and a high-speed railway based on its bullet train technology. Japan and India signed in 2020 an acquisition and cross-services agreement that allows reciprocal stocks of food, fuel and other supplies between the defense forces. Australian Associated Press

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