Union Cabinet lauds PM Narendra Modi for his successful Japan visit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on Thursday lauded by his ministerial colleagues at a meeting of the Union Cabinet for his successful and effective visit to Japan.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on Thursday lauded by his ministerial colleagues at a meeting of the Union Cabinet for his successful and effective visit to Japan.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh moved a resolution at the cabinet meeting and all the cabinet members joined him in congratulating the Prime Minister for his Japan visit.

"In the Cabinet today, Home Minister Rajnath Singh moved a resolution on the very successful and effective visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Japan, which saw India's image being enhanced and also drawing unprecedented support from Japan," Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told reporters.

"The Cabinet members warmly lauded the Prime Minister for his successful visit and congratulated him," he said.

Elated over the success of the visit, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had gone to the airport here to receive Modi and congratulated him for the same.

"I thank the people of Japan for the affection, warmth & wonderful hospitality during my visit. Thank you Japan," the Prime Minister had tweeted after his return. The same message was tweeted in Japanese language as well.

Japan promised Modi to give USD 35 billion to India over the next five years for developmental projects as the two sides agreed to enhance their strategic cooperation to a new level.

Modi visited the 'smart city' of Kyoto, besides Tokyo where he held talks with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe and met other leaders.

The two countries signed five pacts covering defence exchanges, cooperation in clean energy, roads and highways, healthcare and women while vowing to take their relationship to newer level.

During his visit, Modi invited Japanese investments while hard-selling India as a conducive destination for business particularly for the manufacturing sector.

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