First India-Japan 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue

India and Japan will hold their inaugural Foreign and Defence Ministerial Dialogue (2+2) in New Delhi on Saturday, November 30, 2019.

This will be the first-ever 2+2, foreign and defence ministerial dialogue between the two countries, providing an opportunity for both the countries to exchange further views and review the status on strengthening security and defence cooperation, that would provide a greater depth to the ‘India-Japan Special Strategic and Global Partnership’.

Defence Minister, Rajnath Singh and Minister of External Affairs, S Jaishankar will lead the Indian delegation.

The dialogue is being held in pursuance of the decision taken during the 13th India-Japan Annual Suumit by the Indian Prime Minister and his Japanese counterpart decided to institute a Foreign and Defence Ministerial Dialogue for further deepening of defence cooperation and bilateral security.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will be visiting India in December 2019 for the 14th India-Japan Annual Summit.


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