Japanese envoy meets Narendra Modi
Ahmedabad: Japan's Ambassador to India on Monday called on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and discussed possibilities of strengthening ties on industrial, economic and social development fronts with the state.
Takesai Yagi told Modi that a high-level business delegation from his country would be participating in the Vibrant Gujarat Investor Summit scheduled in January, an official statement said here.
Japan has signed a cooperation pact with India for 19 projects, of which seven are proposed in Gujarat. Two 'Smart City' projects have been proposed by Japan in Gujarat's industrial zones of Dahej and Sanand.
Modi assured Yagi full cooperation from his government to Japan for setting up a de-salination plant at Dahej where saline water will be converted into potable one, besides establishment of a high speed rail project at Dholera, it said.
The envoy showed interest in Gujarat's rooftop solar pilot project, the statement added.
The Chief Minister had visited Japan in July this year seeking to expand business ties between Gujarat and Asia's second largest economy.