Abe Starts 2-Day Summit Diplomacy with Modi
Yamanakako, Yamanashi Pref., Oct. 28 (Jiji Press)--Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe kicked off a two-day summit diplomacy with his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, on Sunday, first inviting his guest to Yamanashi Prefecture, west of Tokyo, where Abe has his holiday home.
The Indian prime minister arrived in Japan earlier in the day. The two leaders are set to hold a summit meeting at the office of the Japanese prime minister in Tokyo on Monday.
Regarding India as the most important partner for his free and open Indo-Pacific strategy, Abe hopes to confirm with Modi the promotion of the two countries' defense cooperation, informed sources said.
After Abe welcomed Modi at a hotel in the village of Yamanakako in Yamanashi around noon Sunday, they had a luncheon together, which was also attended by some other people.
At the lunch session, Abe and Modi affirmed Japan-India cooperation for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, according to sources with access to the meeting.
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