PM Modi meets Abe, urges Japanese businessmen to engage more with India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe during a meeting, at Yamanashi, Japan, Sunday, Oct 28, 2018. Photo: PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday asked Japanese businessmen to engage more with India as he interacted with top business leaders from the two countries at a forum in Tokyo.

Modi, who arrived here on Saturday to attend the 13th India-Japan annual summit, said that the inputs offered at the Business Leaders Forum will propel India to achieve global benchmarking.

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"He urged Japanese businessmen to engage more with India," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.


Growing confidence in India.

PM @narendramodi interacted with top business leaders from India and Japan at Business Leaders Forum. PM said that inputs offered at the Forum will propel India to achieve global benchmarking and urged Japanese businessmen to engage more with India.

Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) October 29, 2018

Keidanren has played an important role in strengthening economic relations between India and Japan. I invite you to avail of opportunities offered by India : PM @narendramodi at a lunch hosted by the apex Chamber of Commerce in honour of the Prime Minister.

Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) October 29, 2018

Earlier, Modi interacted with some Japanese venture capitalists.

"Participants gave a thumbs up to reform measures initiated by the government and offered suggestions on further improving the startup and innovation ecosystem in India," Kumar said.

PM Narendra Modi met Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono and held productive, focused discussion on bilateral, regional and global issues.

Modi also met Secretary General Toshihiro Nikai of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party and the Minister of Economy Trade and Industry (METI) Hiroshige Seko.

He appreciated the Japanese support extended to the flagship initiatives in India.

Earlier, Modi addressed a gathering of vibrant Indian community in Japan and also interacted with some respected names in Japanese venture capitalists.

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