Abe, Modi Agree to Set Up Ministerial Security Dialogue


Tokyo, Oct. 29 (Jiji Press)--Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, on Monday agreed to set up two-plus-two ministerial security dialogue between their countries.

Establishing the dialogue between the two countries' foreign and defense ministers was part of a broader agreement reached between Abe and Modi during their talks in Tokyo to strengthen security and economic cooperation between Japan and India.

Japan and India will promote a strategic and global partnership between them to make the Indo-Pacific region free and open, Abe told a joint press conference with Modi.

Modi said the purpose of setting up the security dialogue is to pursue peace and stability.

During their talks, Abe unveiled Japan's plan to extend 316.5 billion yen in low-interest loans to India to finance projects such as the development of a high-speed railway line using Japan's Shinkansen bullet train technology.

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