Ours is a partnership for peace, stability and prosperity, PM Narendra Modi points out

India and Japan are key pillars of a stable and secure Indo-Pacific region, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in an op-ed article in a leading Japanese newspaper to mark his visit to Japan.

"Penned an op-ed on the vibrant relations between India and Japan. Ours is a partnership for peace, stability and prosperity. I trace the journey of our special friendship which completes 70 glorious years. @Yomiuri_Online," Prime Minister Modi tweeted on Monday, sharing a link to the article.

"Our nations are firmly committed to democratic values. Together, we are key pillars of a stable and secure Indo-Pacific region. I am equally glad that we are working closely in various multilateral forums as well," he added.

"I have had the opportunity of regularly interacting with the Japanese people since my days as Gujarat CM. Japan’s developmental strides have always been admirable. Japan is partnering India in key sectors including infrastructure, technology, innovation, start-ups and more," PM Modi said in another tweet.

The op-ed was published in the Yomiuri Shimbun, a leading Japanese language newspaper, on Monday.

Prime Minister Modi is visiting Tokyo at the invitation of Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida. During the two-day visit, the PM will participate in the 2nd in-person Quad Leaders' Summit.

The Tokyo summit is the fourth interaction of the Quad leaders. The first was a virtual meeting was held in March 2021 followed by an in-person Summit in Washington DC in September 2021. The third was again a virtual meeting in March 2022.

During his stay in Tokyo, Prime Minister Modi will also hold separate bilateral meetings with US President Joe Biden, Japanese PM Kishida and Australian PM-elect Anthony Albanese on the sidelines of the summit.

He will also meet Japanese business leaders and members of the Indian community during the visit.

"Landed in Tokyo. Will be taking part in various programmes during this visit including the Quad Summit, meeting fellow Quad leaders, interacting with Japanese business leaders and the vibrant Indian diaspora," Prime Minister Modi tweeted after his arrival.