Jan 26, 2014, 1:36 AM
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Japanese PM meets with Indian President

New Delhi, Jan 26, IRNA -- Visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Saturday called on the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan (Presidential Palace).

Welcoming the Prime Minister, Pranab said that cooperation between India and Japan is important to ensure the security of sea lanes and uninterrupted flow of trade.

India looks forward to working with Japan to expand and diversify trade to its full potential. The President expressed the hope that Abe’s visit will further enhance relations between the two countries in various fields, said a statement issued from President’s office.

Pranab said that India attaches great importance to India-Japan relations and appreciates Prime Minister Abe's view that India-Japan relations have the largest potential in any bilateral relations.

Reciprocating warmly the Indian President’s words, Abe said there has been steady progress in the strategic and global partnership between the two countries.

He said that cooperation between the defence forces of the two countries will contribute to peace and security of the entire region.