India, Japan review meet to strengthen ties in counter-terrorism and defence sectors

The two nations, which have a ‘Special Strategic and Global Partnership,’ reviewed the entire gamut of bilateral relations.

Published: 20th June 2018 03:35 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th June 2018 06:02 AM   |  A+A-

Express News Service

NEW DELHI: The fifth India-Japan 2+2 Vice-Ministerial level dialogue was held in New Delhi on Tuesday. The meeting was co-chaired by Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale and Defence Secretary Sanjay Mitra while Japanese side was represented by Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Takeo Mori and Vice-Minister of Defence for International Affairs Ro Manabe.

The two nations, which have a ‘Special Strategic and Global Partnership,’ reviewed the entire gamut of bilateral relations and ways to strengthen cooperation in counter-terrorism, maritime security, defence equipment & technology, and peacekeeping operations.

“The discussions, which also centred on important issues covering regional and global dimensions, helped to further underscore the shared values and interests between India and Japan,” MEA said.

India and the US are set to hold a dialogue under the same format on July 6 after delays due to scheduling challenges, apart from the change in the State Department with Mike Pompeo taking over from Rex Tillerson.

A day earlier, India and Australia held the meeting of Joint Working Group on Counter-Terrorism.

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