India-Japan Summit Joint Statement Partnership for a Peaceful, Stable and Prosperous Post-COVID World

Contact Counsellor

India-Japan Summit Joint Statement Partnership for a Peaceful, Stable and Prosperous Post-COVID World

  • The Prime Minister of Japan made an official visit to India from 19 to 20 March 2022 for the 14th India-Japan Annual Summit.
  • Both leaders reviewed the developments since the last Annual Summit and discussed wide ranging areas of cooperation.

India-Japan relations

  • Special Strategic and Global Partnership with shared values and principles enunciated in the India-Japan Vision Statement issued in 2018.
  • Global cooperation is required more than ever to address challenges that have become more acute.
  • Highlighted commitments to working in tandem towards a peaceful, stable and prosperous world that respects sovereignty and territorial integrity of nations.
  • Shared the view powered by robust bilateral investment and trade flows through diversified, resilient, transparent, open, secure and predictable global supply chains.

Partnership for A Free and Open Indo-Pacific

  • The significant progress made in security and defense cooperation is appreciated and reaffirms the desire to further deepen it.
  • Welcomed the operationalization of the Agreement Concerning Reciprocal Provision of Supplies and Services between the Japan Self-Defense Forces and the Indian Armed Forces.
  • Commitment to continuing bilateral and multilateral exercises including "Dharma Guardian" and "Malabar".
  • Acknowledged ongoing collaboration in the area of Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) and Robotics.
  • Commitment to promote peace, security, and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region & importance of bilateral and plurilateral partnerships among like-minded countries of the region, including QUAD cooperation.
  • Initiatives like the Indo-Pacific Oceans’ Initiative (IPOI) and Open Indo-Pacific (FOIP) were acknowledged.
  • Reaffirmed determination to continue prioritizing the role of international law, particularly the UNCLOS and facilitate collaboration including maritime security.
  • Reaffirmed the importance of UNSCR 2593 (2021) which unequivocally demands that Afghan territory not be used for sheltering, training, planning or financing terrorist acts.
  • Concerted action against all terrorist groups, including those sanctioned by the UNSC.

Partnership for Sustainable Growth in a post-COVID World

  • Continue to contribute to global efforts to combat COVID-19 and to protect lives and livelihoods.
  • On the outcome of COP26: various pathways for pragmatic energy transitions & constant innovation to achieving global net-zero emission.
  • Japan to join the Indian-Swedish climate initiative LeadIT to promote heavy industry transition.
  • “India-Japan fund-of-funds” to mobilize funds for emerging Indian start-ups.
  • “India-Japan Initiative for Sustainable Development of the North Eastern Region of India”, which includes "Initiative for Strengthening the Bamboo Value Chain in the North East".
  • Welcomed the opening of the Rudraksha Convention Centre in Varanasi as a symbol of India-Japan friendship.
  • The operationalization of the Specified Skilled Worker (SSW) system under the Memorandum of Cooperation signed in January 2021.


  • In the post COVID world there is a need to realize the importance of building upon the achievements through annual mutual visits by the leaders, and look forward to continuing such visits in the years ahead.