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India-Japan partnership can help develop new tech for post-COVID world: PM Modi

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India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stand before an honour guard ahead of a meeting at Abe’s official residence in Tokyo on October 29, 2018. (Photo by Kiyoshi Ota / POOL / AFP)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the India-Japan special strategic and global partnership can help develop new technologies and solutions for the post-COVID world.

The prime minister made these remarks on Twitter after speaking with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on the situation arising out of the coronavirus outbreak.

“Had fruitful discussion with my friend, Japanese PM @abeshinzo about the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The India-Japan Special Strategic & Global Partnership can help develop new technologies and solutions for the post-COVID world – for our peoples, for the Indo-Pacific region, and for the world,” he said.

Prime Minister Abe had recently declared a state of emergency in Tokyo and six other prefectures to contain the spread of the killer virus.

Modi also spoke with Nepal Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli on the coronavirus issue.

“Spoke today with Prime Minister of Nepal, Shri @kpsharmaoli. We discussed the prevailing situation due to COVID-19,” Modi tweeted.

“I appreciate the determination of people of Nepal to fight this challenge. We stand in solidarity with Nepal in our common fight against COVID-19,” the Prime minister said.

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