High-speed railway project: On Friday, Japanese Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa and Indian External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar decided to expand their economic cooperation, including making steady progress on the high-speed railway project, a hallmark project between India and Japan. The UNGA was the occasion for the two ministers’ meeting in New York.
According to a statement from Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, both ministers agreed in a 30-minute meeting that it is crucial to uphold and strengthen a free and open international order based on the rule of law and that Japan and India would improve their responses to problems in the international community. The two ministers also discussed the Security Council reform and other regional issues, such as the Indo-Pacific and the situation in Ukraine.
EAM Jaishankar welcomed Kamikawa on her new position as foreign minister. Minister Kamikawa responded by stating her desire to advance the “Japan-India Special Strategic and Global Partnership” and her admiration for India’s efforts as the G20 New Delhi Summit’s chair.
As the G7 and G20 presidencies, respectively, the two countries, according to Minister Kamikawa, were able to work closely together and relate G7 outcomes to G20 outcomes. Jaishankar posted on his social media ‘X’, formerly known as Twitter, that he was “pleased to meet Japan’s Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa at #UNGA78.” viewpoints on our Special Strategic and Global Partnership were exchanged discussed how to advance our regional, multilateral, and international partnerships.
Achieving progress on High-speed railway project
According to a formal announcement from the Ministry of External Affairs, Jaishankar is leading the Indian team for a week-long trip to New York, where he is slated to speak at a High-Level session of the 78th UNGA on September 26. In keeping with India’s commitment for the Global South, Jaishankar will hold a special event titled “India-UN for Global South: Delivering for Development” during his visit from September 22–30.
The external affairs minister will go to Washington, DC, from September 27–30 for bilateral meetings with US counterparts after completing engagements relating to the 78th UNGA. His programme will feature conversations with US business executives, think tanks, and Secretary of State Antony Blinken, among other key US government officials.