Jaishankar commends the Japanese envoy for celebrating the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations

New Delhi [India]Nov. 25 (ANI): Foreign Minister S Jaishankar on Thursday praised Japan’s ambassador to India, Hiroshi Suzuki, for celebrating the 70th anniversary of the diplomatic relationship between the two countries.

It was celebrated with Ideathon, Yabusame and Millet Sushi at the Embassy of Japan in India.

“Happy to visit the Embassy of Japan tonight. Praise Amb Suzuki for celebrating the 70th anniversary of our diplomatic relationship with today’s Ideathon, Yabusame and Millet Sushi,” tweeted Jaishankar.

To celebrate this year as the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and India, Japan called on young people from India and Japan to make a 900 km journey from New Delhi to Varanasi, spend nine days together and generate ideas to solve social and economic problems.

Starting September 16, 40 youth from Japan and India (20 from each country) will gather under the youth exchange program in New Delhi to participate in the 900km venture-based Ideathon “Hack the Innovative Future” which culminated in September the temple city of Varanasi in India. 24.

Yabusame is a ceremony in which archers dressed in the hunting gear of medieval warriors fire at three targets as they race past on horseback. Of the yabusame events held throughout Japan, the most famous takes place every year on September 16 at the Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine in Kamakura.

Millet Sushi is a vegan alternative to sushi rolls. It substitutes nutritious millet for rice and uses colorful fruits and vegetables such as cucumber, carrot and mango instead of fresh fish.

Strengthening the Indo-Pacific region, a concept first articulated by former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, was at the top of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s meeting with his Japanese counterpart, Fumio Kishida in Tokyo, where Prime Minister Modi held Abe’s state funeral. attended.

The first decade after establishing diplomatic ties saw several high-level exchanges, including the Japanese Prime Minister’s visit to India in 1957.

Japan was one of the few countries to help India out of the balance of payments crisis in 1991.

Established in 2017, the Act East Forum aims to provide a platform for India-Japan cooperation under India’s “Act East Policy” section and Japan’s “Free and Open Indo-Pacific Vision”.

During Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Japan in October 2008, two leaders issued “the Joint Declaration on Security Cooperation between Japan and India”.

There are also several frameworks for security and defense dialogue between Japan and India, including the “22” meeting, the annual defense ministerial dialogue, and the Coast Guard-Coast Guard dialogue.

The Armed Forces of India and Japan are organizing a series of bilateral exercises namely JIMEX, SHINYUU Maitra and Dharma Guardian. Both countries are also participating in the Malabar exercise with the US.

While the Quad alliance is an informal strategic dialogue between India, US, Japan and Australia with the common goal of ensuring and supporting a “free, open and prosperous” Indo-Pacific region. (ANI)

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