India can play an even more important role globally under the Modi government: Japanese envoy

New Delhi, June 7 () The next five years will be crucial for India, as the country is expected to play a more important role on the world stage under the Narendra Modi government, said the Ambassador of Japan to India, Kenji Hiramatsu

We hope that India will take more proactive reform measures to have a better infrastructure and also address the problems of social equity and social justice, said the envoy at an event organized by the industrial body FICCI.

The industry body held a session entitled Japanese Imperial Succession and India-Japan Relations in the New Era of Reiwa.

On May 1, 2019, Naruhito formally became the new emperor of Japan and ushered in a new imperial era called Reiwa, which means beautiful harmony.

Hiramatsu said: We have a new era called Reiwa and India has started a new stage with the election of Prime Minister Modi and the establishment of a new cabinet.

I am sure that the next five years would be very important for India. I hope India is more prosperous, people are happier and take care of each other, and India becomes an even more important player on the world stage, he added. .

The ambassador said that Japan is not only supporting mega-projects such as the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train, but also grassroots projects throughout India.

We are very happy to support infrastructure projects such as roads and bridges and we also want to support more exchanges between people, said the Japanese ambassador.

In addition, he said that Japan expects the Indian government to take additional measures to facilitate Japanese investment in this country.

There is no doubt that many Japanese companies are really looking to invest in India ... Japan is already one of the largest investors in India and that will continue to grow, he said.

We also expect India to provide an even better environment for Japanese companies, he added. Speaking of the new flights that began this year between Bengaluru and Tokyo, Hiramatsu said that this is the right time to increase the focus on tourism in the southern part of India. DSP MKJ

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