Japan Defence Minister briefs PM Modi on bilateral defence cooperation initiatives

| Updated: Jul 15, 2016 00:51 IST

New Delhi, July 14 (ANI): Defence Minister of Japan General Nakatani called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday and briefed him on the bilateral defence cooperation initiatives and regional developments in East and Southeast Asia. Prime Minister Modi welcomed Japanese participation at the International Fleet Review in Vishakhapatnam in February 2016, and in the Malabar Exercise off the Japanese coast in June 2016. The Prime Minister also condoled the loss of life of Japanese citizens in the terror attack in Dhaka earlier this month and called for greater bilateral and multilateral cooperation against terrorism. Prime Minister Modi said that he is looking forward to his visit to Japan later this year for the Annual Summit. (ANI)