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PM Modi talks to PM from Japan, talks about skill development, Covid-19 situation | India News


NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke by phone on Monday with his Japanese counterpart Yoshihide Suga and discussed the Covid-19 situation in both countries.
The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) in a statement said the two leaders exchanged views on various regional and global challenges posed by the pandemic.
They highlighted the importance of close cooperation between India and Japan to overcome these challenges, such as working together to create resilient, diversified and reliable supply chains, ensure a reliable supply of critical materials and technologies, and develop new partnerships in the manufacturing and development of skills, “the PMO statement said.
They emphasized the need for an early operationalization of the Specific Skilled Worker (SSW) agreement to synergize its strengths and achieve mutually beneficial results.
During their conversation, they highlighted the Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed rail (MAHSR) project as a shining example of their cooperation and welcomed the steady progress in its implementation.
Both leaders appreciated the support and facilitation provided to citizens residing in each other’s country during the Covid-19 pandemic and agreed to continue such coordination, the PMO added.
Prime Minister Modi also thanked his Japanese counterpart for providing assistance to India in fighting the pandemic.

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