Fourth India-Japan Strategic Dialogue

By admin • August 20th, 2010

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India and Japan are to hold a forth strategic dialogue tomorrow (Saturday) as the Japanese Foreign Minister Katsuya Okada arrives in New Delhi to meet India’s External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna. Both parties will review their countries relationship with one another after the nuclear negotiations which were held in June this year.

The topic of civil nuclear cooperation is expected to be discussed again along with other issues including ways in which bilateral trade ties can be strengthened. In relation to nuclear power, S.M. Krishna said India is very aware of Japans issues regarding nuclear power and has said both sides are working towards a good working pact to create a situation which benefits both sides.

In addition to the nuclear the civil nuclear cooperation pact, discussions will also be about economic ties, the situations in Pakistan and Afghanistan, reforms in the U.N. and expansion of its Security Council. Mr. Okada is also expected to discuss the current situation in North Korea even though they don’t have diplomatic ties with Japan

The two countries are also expected to discuss the agenda for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s visit to Tokyo later this year. The Prime Minister is to have a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan.

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