New Delhi: The inaugural meeting of India-Japan Foreign and Defence Ministerial Dialogue (2+2) was held on 30th November 2019 in New Delhi. The meeting was hold in pursuance of the decision taken by Prime Minister Modi and Prime Minister Abe during the 13th India-Japan Annual Summit held in Japan in October 2018 to institute a Foreign and Defence Ministerial Dialogue for further deepening bilateral security and defence cooperation. Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh and External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar was headed the Indian delegation for 2+2, while the Japanese delegation was leaded by Foreign Affairs Minister Mr. Toshimitsu Motegi and Minister of Defence Mr. Taro Kono.
The 2+2 meeting was provided an opportunity for the two sides to review the status of and exchange further views on strengthening defence and security cooperation between India and Japan so as to provide greater depth to the ‘India-Japan Special Strategic and Global Partnership’. The two sides also exchanged their views on the situation in the Indo-Pacific region and their respective efforts under India’s ‘Act East Policy’ and Japan’s ‘Free and Open Indo-Pacific Vision’ for achieving their shared objective of peace, prosperity and progress to realize a better future for the people of the two countries and the region.