Japan and India are two of the largest democracies in Asia, sharing a commitment to the rule of law and respect for human rights. Japan and India have continued to develop friendly relations founded on a long history of exchanges.

With a view to further enhance their friendly cooperative relations, both countries agreed to the Japan-India Global Partnership in August 2000 on the occasion of Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori’s visit to India. Furthermore, the two countries issued a joint statement called the “Japan-India Partnership in a New Asian Era” on the occasion of Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi’s visit to India in 2005.

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