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Dr. Kumar addresses high level business summit in Tokyo
Feb '08
In the margins of his visit to Tokyo, where he addressed a high level business summit, Dr Ashwani Kumar, Minister of State for Industry, called upon former Prime Minister Mr Shinzo Abe and conveyed to him the greetings of Government and people of India.

Dr Kumar who was the accompanying minister to Prime Minister Abe during the latter's visit to India in August 2007, assured former Prime Minister Abe that India seeks a comprehensive economic and strategic Partnership with Japan, and that India and Japan are on same side in meeting global challenges.

Former Prime Minister Abe assured Dr Kumar that he was committed to making the relationship between India and Japan a special one and that it was his considered view that the new global order in the making warrants a close partnership between India and Japan.

Mr Abe sought India's cooperation in Environment protection and said that he understood India's need to explore alternate sources of clean energy to fuel its economic growth.

He informed Dr Kumar that Japan was looking forward to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit later this year and assured dr Kumar that he would personally continue to support all efforts to deepen Indo-Japan relationship.

Dr Kumar also met with Minister Akira Amari the minister for Economy Trade and Industry and discussed the progress in the implementation of dedicated freight corridor and DMIC. Dr Kumar informed Mr Amari that India welcomes Japanese investments and Technology in a manner that may be mutually beneficial.

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