New Delhi: Crucial matters including
terrorism measures, a free trade agreement and climate issues
are expected to figure predominantly during the talks between
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Japanese counterpart
Yukio Hatoyama, who will be here on his first official visit
from December 27.
The new Japanese Prime Minister, who took over in
mid-September, will discuss ways to expand, enhance and
strengthen the India?Japan Strategic & Global Partnership
during his meeting with Singh, a Foreign Office statement said
They will also discuss regional and global issues, it
said, adding this will be the 4th Annual Summit between the
Prime Ministers of India and Japan since 2006.
Hatoyama, accompanied by his wife Miyuki Hatoyama, will
also along with his delegation undertake a trip to the
country`s financial hub Mumbai before returning to Japan on
Hatoyama, 62, took office after his Democratic Party of
Japan swept to power in August`s lower house elections,
ousting the long-ruling Liberal Democratic Party.