Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda arrived in New Delhi on Tuesday evening for a three-day visit.
On his arrival, he said that his country is keen to step up cooperation with India in different areas including security issues.
“I am determined to further step up the cooperation between the countries in areas like security and economics,” Noda said at a function organised by FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry) and India Centre Foundation.
“We will have discussions with Indian PM and exchange of views with him on various projects including the DMIC (Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor) project, ” he said.
He is scheduled to meet his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh tomorrow. Japan has shown interest to have financial partnership in the ambitious USD 90 billion DMIC project, aimed at creating world-class industrial infrastructure along the Delhi-Mumbai Rail Freight Corridor which is under implementation.
Noda further said that while Japan has technology and capital, India has a young workforce as well as abundant demand for infrastructure.
“On the economic front, there still remains plenty of potential for beneficial mutual cooperation. Already over 800 Japanese companies have invested in India,” he said.