Shri Narendra Modi thanked Mr. Hatoyama for his overwhelming support and feelings for Japan's partnership with the State of Gujarat and said that Japan was a partner country twice in Vibrant Gujarat global Investors' Summits held in the years of 2009 and 2011.
While appreciating the eco-friendly approach of Japan, Shri Narendra Modi also said that Japan has committed to support to create eco cities in Gujarat. Japanese leading industries are always eager to be partners in progress with Gujarat and high level business delegation that came to Gujarat in VGGIS-2011 had also shown keen interest in various sectors, he added.
Mr. Yukio Hatoyama welcomed the initiatives taken by Gujarat for facing challenges of climate change and said that the relations between Japan and Gujarat will be strengthened in coming years also, as the Indo-Japan joint venture-DMIC project is in progress and 38 per cent region of Gujarat is covered by it. Gujarat CM also said that Japan had initiated to establish an office at Gujarat for speedy implementation of DMIC project.
Shri Narendra Modi also thanked Shri L.K. Advani for inviting him on this Meet.