Renewing all aspects of bilateral ties will top the agenda as External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj embarks on a three-day visit to Japan on Wednesday that will see her co-chair the 9th India-Japan Strategic Dialogue.
In an official relese, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said: “At the invitation of the Foreign Minister of Japan HE Taro Kono, External Affairs Minister Smt. Sushma Swaraj will pay an official visit to Japan from 28-30 March, 2018.”
During the visit, Swaraj will co-chair the 9th India-Japan Strategic Dialogue with Kono on March 29, it said.
“The two sides will review all aspects of bilateral relations and exchange views on regional and international issues of common interest,” the release said.
The two nations concluded a Special Strategic and Global Partnership during the landmark visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Japan in 2014, the release said further.
“Bilateral relations have been strengthened in diverse sectors in recent years. The visit of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to India in September 2017 has given fresh impetus to the ties.”
Japan is today one of the largest investors in India, with a growing presence in infrastructure projects, manufacturing, financial markets and capacity-building, among others.