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Japanese PM Shinzo Abe wants ‘special strategic’ ties with India


Tokyo, Sep 1 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Monday said ties with India should be elevated to a “special strategic partnership”.

“We have to fundamentally improve our ties in every field to elevate our relationship into a special strategic partnership,” he told the media in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi here.

Abe said he had fruitful exchange of ideas with Modi “on economy, culture and people-to-people” issues.

He said political and security matters were also discussed and he and Modi agreed to enhance cooperation in maritime security.

“Through deeper and extended dialogue, the security cooperation between India and Japan will deepen further,” Abe said.

India and Japan Monday held official talks on the third day of Modi’s five-day visit to Japan.

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