Source: News Bharati English28 Oct 2016 18:14:04

New Delhi, Oct 28 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will pay a two-day official visit to Japan from November 11. This will be his second state visit to Japan after assuming the office of Prime Minister in 2014.

During this visit he will engage bilateral talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. This will be the third annual meeting between PM Modi and his Japanese counterpart. Both the leaders will deliberate on economic and defence cooperation.

The annual summit will be an occasion for the two leaders to have in-depth exchanges on bilateral, regional and global issues of mutual interest to further deepen the broad-based and action-oriented partnership between India and Japan, said an official statement. PM Modi will also meet the Japanese Emperor Akihito.

Both the countries are likely to sign a civil nuclear cooperation pact, including a provision to assure not to use Japanese nuclear power plant technology for military purposes. Modi andShinzo Abe are likely to discuss defence cooperation, including joint maritime exercises between Japan, India and US.

On the forthcoming visit of Prime Minister Modi Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Koichi Hagiuda said, “We expect PM Modi's visit to advance the special strategic global partnership befitting a new era for Japan-India relations and further deepen the bonds and cooperative relationship between our countries”.

Earlier Japanese Ambassador to India Kenji Hiramatsu had said that the civilian nuclear deal between India and Japan will be done only after the technical details are finalised.