PM Narendra Modi held a bilateral meeting with Fumio Kishida, PM of Japan, on 20 May 2023 on the sidelines of the G-7 Summit in Hiroshima. This was their second meeting in 2023, following the visit of Prime Minister Kishida to India in March this year.
The leaders discussed ways to synergise efforts of their respective G-20 and G-7 Presidencies. Prime Minister stressed the need to highlight the concerns and priorities of Global South.
The two leaders exchanged views on contemporary regional developments. They also discussed deepening cooperation in the Indo-Pacific.
The leaders agreed on ways to further strengthen the bilateral Special Strategic and Global Partnership. Discussions focused on areas of education, skill development, tourism, Lifestyle for Environment (LiFE), green hydrogen, high technology, semiconductors and digital public infrastructure. Combating terrorism and reform of the United Nations was also discussed.
PM Modi thanked Prime Minister Kishida for planting in Hiroshima the Bodhi sapling that had been gifted by PM Modi in March 2023.PM Modi recalled that the Indian Parliament commemorated every year the Hiroshima Day, and noted that Japanese diplomats were always present on the occasion.