It is “JAI”: New coinage by Narendra Modi at trilateral meeting in G20 summit
Source :NewsBharati   Date :01-Dec-2018



 
Buenos Aires, DEC 1: Prime minister Modi named the trilateral meeting as “JAI” between Japan, USA and India. This new coinage came in Narendra Modi’s remarks to reporters before the trilateral meeting. US president Donald Trump and Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe also made remarks.

 

This trilateral meeting between USA, India and Japan is first trilateral meeting on sidelines of the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires on Friday.

After the meeting, MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar wrote on Twitter, “Leaders exchanged views on Indo Pacific, maritime and connectivity issues.”

 

The White House said in a readout of the meeting, “As a treaty ally of Japan and major defense partner of India, the United States shares unique and exceptional relationships with both countries based on common democratic values”.

 
 

The three leaders reaffirmed the importance of the Free and Open Indo-Pacific vision for global stability and prosperity, and pledged to deepen trilateral cooperation.

In remarks to reporters before the meeting, Modi had said, ‘the three countries will be “playing a big role together for world peace, prosperity and stability’.

USA and Japan are “our strategic partners” and they are “very good friends”. When you look at the acronym of the three countries Japan, America and India — it’s JAI, “JAI” is a good message that goes out; it’s a good beginning. And together … we will be playing a very big role. for world peace, prosperity and stability.” PM said.

He spoke in Hindi, which was translated by an interpreter after he was done.

President Trump spoke first to reporters and said, ‘US ties with both India and Japan have never been better. And underlined “lots of trade” and military purchases between them’.

Speaking last, Prime Minister Abe had said, ‘the three countries shared “fundamental values and strategic interests. And stressed the importance of close cooperation between them towards realizing “free and open Indo-Pacific”.

 
 

The meeting, This trilateral meeting was an expansion of the bilateral meeting between Trump and Abe as China is flexing its muscles in the strategic Indo-Pacific region.