Ahead of Modi visit, Japan to bolster Clean India partnership

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Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Tokyo, Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has signalled scaling up of enhanced support for India’s flagship schemes of national resurgence by offering support to Clean India project.
“In a written message, Prime Minister Abe said that Japan will cooperate with India, which promotes the Clean India initiative under Prime Minister Modi’s leadership,” said Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation.
“In a written message, Prime Minister Abe said that Japan will cooperate with India, which promotes the Clean India initiative under Prime Minister Modi’s leadership,” said the Ministry.

\In this message, Mr Abe, who is known to enjoy a special chemistry with PM Modi, congratulated India on the success of the Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Convention (MGISC), an international conference held in New Delhi recently that brought together ministers for sanitation and other leaders in WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) from around the world.
Japan’s support for the Swachh Bharat Mission builds on the growing partnership between the two strategic partners in areas of smart city, green energy and waste management, important focus areas of India-Japan collaboration since PM Modi’s maiden visit to Tokyo in August 2014.
Besides strategic and economic issues, the two sides are expected to review progress in implementing development projects during PM Modi’s visit to Japan (October 28-29) for the 13th India-Japan Annual Summit.


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