India’s External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna and his Japanese counterpart Hirofumi Nakasone have announced the need for a “mutually beneficial” economic partnership.
Nakasone and Krishna, who chaired the third round of the Japan-India strategic dialogue in Tokyo recently, discussed how to carry forward the momentum already generated by their existing “strategic and global partnership.”
India and Japan agreed to sustain and possibly expand their “canvas of cooperation” in the bilateral and international domains. Japanese spokesman Kazuo Kodama, said there was “a meeting of minds” on the issue of worldwide nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation.
Krishna said, after the talks, that he assured Japan of India’s “constructive” participation in nuclear disarmament talks. On the global challenge of climate change, Nakasone said “they shared the view that we should step up our bilateral dialogue on this issue.” India emphasized the need for an “ambitious” but also an “equitable and fair” solution.