Fumio Kishida: Fumio Kishida, the prime minister of Japan, arrived in India for a two-day visit and was welcomed by Rajeev Chandrashekhar, a minister in the Union. During his visit to the national capital, Kishida will lay out his vision for a “free and open Indo-Pacific,” with an emphasis on India’s expanding significance in the area. During their extensive discussions, Prime Leaders Narendra Modi and Fumio Kishida are likely to touch on the changing situation in the Indo-Pacific against the backdrop of China’s growing military aggression.
Japan will preside over the G7 this year
“I’m going to India, where I’ll see Prime Minister Modi. Japan will preside over the G7 this year, while India will lead the G20. I would like to discuss ideas on the role that our two countries should play in overcoming the mountain of international difficulties, and to further enhance our “Special Strategic Global Partnership”, Kishida tweeted in Japanese ahead of his travel to India. “A new plan for a “Free and Open Indo-Pacific” will also be announced when I’m in India (FOIP). At this significant historical turning point, we will give specific views concerning the future of FOIP “Furthermore, he said.
Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy for Peace
While with discussing priorities for Japan’s G7 presidency and India’s G20 presidency, both chiefs of state will also discuss deepening bilateral ties in a variety of fields, such as high technology, commerce, and investment. According to sources, the Japanese Prime Minister will present his “Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy for Peace” during a lecture being held at the Sushma Swaraj Bhavan by the Indian Council of International Affairs.
Prime Minister Kishida promised to outline the Indo-Pacific strategy by the spring
It is anticipated that the Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy for Peace will define Japan’s stance and policy towards the region as well as the importance of India to the Indo-Pacific. When giving the famous Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore in June of last year, Prime Minister Kishida promised to outline the Indo-Pacific strategy by the spring.
Japan has been advocating for a free and open Indo-Pacific
By next spring, I will present a ‘Free and Open Indo-Pacific Plan for Peace’ that will support Japan’s efforts to further advance the idea of a free and open Indo-Pacific, with a focus on providing patrol vessels and improving maritime law enforcement capabilities, as well as cyber security, digital and green initiatives, and economic security, he had said. To uphold and reinforce the rules-based international order in the Indo-Pacific, Japan has been advocating for a free and open Indo-Pacific.