January 22, 2019
From January 16 (Wed.) to 18 (Fri.), 2019, Mr. Yoshihiko Isozaki, State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, visited India to attend the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019.
1. Attending the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019
State Minister Isozaki delivered speeches at the Inaugural Session of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019, a meeting organized by the state government of Gujarat, India, and at a Japan Seminar, respectively. In these speeches, he explained cooperative ties between Japan and Gujarat, the Make in India policy, Japan-India business cooperation in Asian and African regions, and the Japan-India Partnership in the Digital Industry. His remarks were met with much interest from participants. Moreover, he and about 130 accompanying representatives of nearly 40 Japanese companies welcomed H.E. Mr. Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, at the Japan Pavilion showcase at the exhibition site of the summit.
Photo session with Prime Minister Modi at the Japan Pavilion
Delivering a speech at the Inaugural Session of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019
2. Paying a courtesy call on Prime Minister Modi
State Minister Isozaki and Prime Minister Modi confirmed the progress in the Japan-India Partnership in the Digital Industry, Japan-India business cooperation in third countries, and other efforts. Following this, the two sides exchanged views on collaboration toward energy transition and decarbonization and the progress in the RCEP negotiations and confirmed that the two countries will advance discussions to fortify cooperation ties.
3. Exchanging views with H.E. Mr. Vijay Rupani, Chief Minister, Gujarat
State Minister Isozaki and Chief Minister Rupani exchanged views on challenges involving development of investment environments in the Mandal-Becharaji-Khoraj region, a place in which a cluster of Japanese companies has been developing. Representatives of 15 Japanese companies that attended the meeting presented specific requests to India, such as further promotion of development of industrial and daily-life infrastructures, and Gujarat replied that it will proactively engage in efforts to meet such requests.
Exchanging views with Chief Minister Rupani
Division in Charge
Southwest Asia Office, Trade Policy Bureau