In response, Minister Jaishankar expressed his appreciation.
The ministers reaffirmed the importance of implementing Japan-India cooperation in other countries such as ASEAN and Southwest Asian countries and making steady progress on the high-speed rail project.
The ministers exchanged a range of views regarding cooperation for realising a "Free and Open Indo-Pacific" and affirmed their intention to continue boosting the bilateral cooperation, including the Indo-Pacific Oceans Initiative promoted by India.
"The Ministers exchanged opinions regarding the issue of North Korea. Minister Motegi asked for understanding and cooperation towards the early resolution of the abductions issue and Minister Jaishankar expressed his support," the statement read.
Minister Motegi congratulated India on its election as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). The Ministers affirmed that the two countries will cooperate toward realising UNSC reforms as early as possible.
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