PM Modi meets Japanese PM Shinzo Abe in Washington

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Washington D.C., Apr. 2 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi held bilateral talks with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on the sidelines of the Nuclear Security Summit here in Washington D.C.

“Like the cherry blossoms, an important relationship is continually renewed. PM & PM @AbeShinzo meet in Washington DC,” Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) official spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted.

This meeting concluded the Prime Minister’s two-day trip to Washington following which he will depart for Saudi Arabia in the final leg of his three nation tour.

Earlier in the day, he called on his British and Canadian counterparts David Cameron and Justin Trudeau respectively, reaffirming bilateral ties with the nations.

Prime Minister Modi also met with the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev and Switzerland President Johann Schneider-Ammann.

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During his two day visit to Saudi Arabia, the Prime Minister aims to revive India’s strategic partnership with the oil-rich nation, particularly in areas of counter-terrorism, energy and trade.

He is also expected to hold bilateral talks with King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud on issues including ways to step up existing counter-terrorism mechanisms. (ANI)

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