New Delhi-Prior to visit to Japan PM Modi said,I will visit Japan on 28-29 October 2018 for the Annual Summit. This will be my twelfth meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe since my first visit to Japan as Prime Minister in September 2014. Thereafter, I had visited Japan in 2016 for the Annual Summit.

Last year, I had the pleasure of hosting Prime Minister Abe and Mrs. Akie Abe in my home state Gujarat also. Japan is Indias valued partner. We have a Special Strategic and Global Partnership. Our ties with

Japan, both economic and strategic, stand completely transformed in recent years. It is today a partnership of great substance and purpose. It rests on the strong pillars of Indias Act East Policy, and our shared vision and commitment to a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific. Further he said that

as democracies, we have shared values. We seek peace and prosperity for all.