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 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.
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’.
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.