Japan may be first nation to receive Prime Minister Narendra Modi as state guest. Japan has proposed possible dates to welcome Modi and his visit to Tokyo might happen towards end of June or early July.
foreign minister Fumio Kishida called Indian foreign minister Sushama Swaraj on Tuesday. It
is his first conversation with Swaraj after she took over the charge of her office. Diplomatic
channels of Japan have already proposed dates for Modi's visit to
Yagi, the Japanese envoy to India, visited new National Security
Advisor Ajit Doval last week to propose dates. Although India has not
accepted them, the government has indicated that Modi is interested
for this foreign debut, as reported by TOI.
international debut of Modi was supposed to start with the BRICS
summit in Brazil, scheduled for July 15. Japan wants an Abe-Modi
summit to precede a possible Modi-Xi Jinping summit and Japanese PM
Shinzo Abe declared that he was “looking forward” to welcoming
Modi in Tokyo before the end of the year.
wants to replicate his experience with Japan, where many Japanese
companies are investing in Gujarat, in rest of India.