Tokyo, Nov 11 Three Japanese organisations promoting business with India co-hosted luncheon in honour of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. PM is on a three-day visit to Japan.
PM began his speech at CII-Keidanren luncheon by saying that, "My personal engagement with leadership, government, Industry and people of Japan is now almost a decade old". He stressed that strong India-Japan ties will be a "stabilising factor" in Asia and the world.
PM: India gets inspiration through teachings of truth frm Gautam Buddha &Mahatma Gandhi.India and Japan are best suited to work together. pic.twitter.com/08V3LAlYN4— Vikas Swarup (@MEAIndia) November 11, 2016
PM:21st Century is Asia's century that has emerged as new centre f global growth.We will've to cont. to play major role in Asia's emergence pic.twitter.com/Xq7NFNG80t— Vikas Swarup (@MEAIndia) November 11, 2016
PM:Even against weak intn'l eco scenario,news from India is of strong growth.It is of incredible opportunities & India's credible policies pic.twitter.com/PqURcfNgdb— Vikas Swarup (@MEAIndia) November 11, 2016
PM:We will be proactive in addressing your concerns.We will further strengthen special mechanisms including Japanese industrial townships pic.twitter.com/CwIJCsjwHK— Vikas Swarup (@MEAIndia) November 11, 2016
PM:India's development needs are huge &substantial.We seek rapid achievement f our developmental priorities,but in an enviro friendly manner pic.twitter.com/BVJLT5wTVU— Vikas Swarup (@MEAIndia) November 11, 2016
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday also said that he wants India to be the "most open economy" in the world.
PM:Japan has imp role as India needs scale,speed &skill.Involvement in our mega pjcts signifies scale&speed.Skill initiatives also underway pic.twitter.com/1D7Fk4KCmr— Vikas Swarup (@MEAIndia) November 11, 2016
"I have also been saying that India and Japan will play a major role in Asia's emergence," he said in a tweet after interacting with business leaders in Tokyo.
The Prime Minister said that Asia has emerged as the new centre of global growth, and it was because of its competitive manufacturing and expanding markets.
Modi praised Japan for its good quality products.
"The very word 'Japan' in India symbolises quality, excellence, honesty and integrity," he said, adding that both the nations must march forward and explore bigger potentials and brighter prospects.
PM:"Japan" in India is benchmark of quality,excellence,honesty&integrity.We're familiar w/Japan's ctrb'ns to dvlpment in other parts f world pic.twitter.com/bhYtcrYByG— Vikas Swarup (@MEAIndia) November 11, 2016
"'Made in India' and 'Made by Japan' combination has started working wonderfully," he said in one of the tweets.
Modi also lauded Japan for being the fourth largest source of foreign direct investment in India.
PM ends:Combination of ur h/w & our s/w is fantastic.Let us join hands and march forward & explore bigger potentials & brighter prospects pic.twitter.com/y5v4KA2e6q— Vikas Swarup (@MEAIndia) November 11, 2016
Modi will attend the annual bilateral summit with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe later in the day.
On Saturday, Modi and Abe will travel on the Shinkansen high-speed rail to Kobe.
During Abe's visit to India last year, Japan committed itself to the development of a high-speed rail link between Mumbai and Ahmedabad.
This is Modi's second visit to Japan in two years.
(With agency inputs)