Defence Minister Rajnath Singh dials his Japanese counterpart, discusses Covid-19
India and Japan discussed areas of mutual cooperation in the fight against the pandemic
Known for close strategic and economic engagement, India and Japan have shown their interest to work together in the fight against the deadly coronavirus. Keeping this in view, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday held a telephonic conversation with his Japanese counterpart Taro Kono and discussed the situation arising from the spread of the contagious disease.
As per a statement from the Ministry of Defence, the two Defence Ministers held discussions on their respective responses against the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Rajnath Singh informed Mr Kono Taro on India’s contribution to international efforts against COVID-19 and discussed areas of mutual cooperation in the global fight against the pandemic,” stated the MoD release.
“They also agreed that India-Japan Special Strategic and Global Partnership provides a good basis for both countries to work together along with other countries in this regard to deal with the post COVID-19 related challenges,” read the MOD release
It is said that both ministers also conveyed their commitment to take forward the initiatives of bilateral security cooperation under the framework of the India-Japan Special Strategic and Global Partnership.