By A Correspondent / NEW DELHI

The 14th India-Japan Annual Summit was held in New Delhi today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida held productive talks and discussed ways to boost economic and cultural linkages between the two countries.

The Prime Minister’s Office said Mr. Modi and Mr. Kishida also held delegation-level talks at the Summit. They also exchanged views on regional and global issues of mutual interest so as to advance the Partnership for peace, stability and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region and beyond.

India and Japan have multi-faceted cooperation within the ambit of their Special Strategic and Global Partnership. Several agreements are scheduled to be signed today. During the last Summit in October 2018, Mr. Modi had termed the progress in India-Japan relations as limitless. MEA Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said, the 14th Annual Summit is another step toward advancing the India-Japan partnership – a partnership for peace, prosperity and progress.

Mr. Modi and Mr. Kishida are currently addressing the India-Japan Economic Forum towards realizing the unparalleled potential of the economic partnership.

This is Mr. Kishida’s first visit to India since he took charge of the office last year. The 14th India Japan Annual Summit is the first meeting of Mr. Modi and Mr. Kishida.

Mr. Kishida arrived in New Delhi this afternoon on a two-day visit. Union Minister for Railways and IT Ashwini Vaishnaw received the visiting dignitary at the airport.