"India and Japan have a responsibility beyond that of bilateral relations. Indian and Japanese businessmen can give a direction to the world economy. Naturally, expectations from Japan are high as our ties are much older. We also want to work with Japan in the field of research and skill development," various media reports quoted PM Modi.
While calling for a greater cooperation between the two nations Modi said, "We know that businessmen need a good environment to grow and this is our responsibility. The state has to be policy driven. We have given importance to good governance and to processes. We are looking at how to integrate technology with Governance."
During his speech, the Prime Minister also cited the example of Gujarat to woo business leaders of Japan. He promised them that in the coming days they will get the same kind of speed and response as they used to get in Gujarat. He also stressed that the steps taken by him in the past 100 days of his government have yielded positive results.
PM Modi, at the end of his speech, was given a standing ovation by Japanese business honchos at Japan Chamber of Commerce & Industry.