modi: PM Modi in Japan to attend the Quad Summit, bilateral meetings: key issues | India News

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Japan on Monday for a two-day visit to attend a summit of Quad leaders. The aim of the meeting is to further strengthen cooperation between the member states of the influential group and to discuss developments in the strategic Indo-Pacific region.
Alongside Modi, U.S. President Joe Biden, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Australian Prime Minister-elect Anthony Albanese will attend the Quad Summit in Tokyo on May 24.
The Quad or Quadrilateral Security Dialogue includes India, the US, Japan and Australia.
Modi, who is visiting Tokyo at the invitation of his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida, will hold separate bilateral meetings with Biden, Kishida and Albanese on the sidelines of the summit.

He hosted Kishida for the 14th Annual India-Japan Summit in March 2022.
Here are the top developments
PM lands in Tokyo
Shortly after PM Modi landed in Japan, he took to Twitter and tweeted in both Japanese and English: “Landed in Tokyo. Will participate in various programs during this visit including the Quad Summit, meetings with other Quad leaders, interaction with Japanese business leaders and the vibrant Indian diaspora.

“Ohayo, Tokyo! PM @narendramodi arrives in Tokyo for his fifth visit to Japan in the last 8 years for a warm welcome,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Arindam Bagchi tweeted.
PM interacts with children
Prime Minister Modi interacted with children outside the Tokyo hotel. He also saw a young girl’s drawing and gave her an autograph during his interaction with the children.
He then interacted with a boy who was waiting for him with a drawing of the tricolor. Prime Minister Modi asked him where he learned Hindi from and praised his fluency.

“Japan’s Indian community has made pioneering contributions in various fields. They have also stayed connected to their roots in India. I thank the Indian diaspora in Japan for the warm welcome,” Prime Minister Modi said on Twitter after interacting with the community.
(With contributions from agencies)

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