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Indian PM Narendra Modi bilateral talks with Fumi Kishida to address various global challenges

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held bilateral talks with his Japanese counterpart Fumi Kishida on Saturday, focusing on ways to combine efforts under the G7 and G20 chairmanships to address various global challenges.

 The negotiations took place on the sidelines of the Group of Seven advanced economies summit in Hiroshima. While India currently chairs the G20, the G7 is chaired by Japan.

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It was the second meeting this year between Modi and Kishida, after the Japanese Prime Minister’s visit to India in March. Prime Minister Modi thanked Kishida for planting a Bodhi tree in Hiroshima, which he donated in March this year.Modi arrived in Hiroshima on Friday to attend three sessions of the G7 summit at the invitation of Kishida.

“The leaders discussed ways to combine the efforts of their respective G-20 and G-7 Presidencies. The Prime Minister emphasized the need to highlight the concerns and priorities of the Global South,” the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said.

She said the two leaders exchanged views on current regional developments and discussed deepening cooperation in the Indo-Pacific.

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“The leaders agreed on ways to further strengthen the bilateral special strategic and global partnership,” the MEA said in a statement.

 She said the fight against terrorism and reform of the United Nations were also discussed.

 “Discussions focused on the areas of education, skill development, tourism, lifestyle for the environment (LiFE), green hydrogen, high-tech, semiconductors and digital public infrastructure,” the MEA said.

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