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Gist of joint statement issued after Japan-India summit

GANDHINAGAR, India — The following is the gist of a joint statement issued Thursday after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi held talks in Gandhinagar, India.

 

Japan and India:

 

— call on international community to maximize pressure on North Korea and implement U.N. sanctions.

 

— agree to jointly develop defense equipment and conduct trilateral maritime drills involving U.S.

 

— will discuss exports of Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force’s US-2 amphibious aircraft for search and rescue purposes to India.

 

— confirm importance of freedom of navigation in sea based on international law.

 

— agree to cooperate in opening Japanese language courses at 100 higher education facilities in India and training 1,000 teachers.

 

Japan:

 

— pledges to provide some 190 billion yen ($1.7 billion) in low-interest loans for a new high-speed railway and other infrastructure projects in India.

 

— hopes India will adopt Japanese technology for other high-speed railway systems in the country.

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