Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh speaks with Japan Defence Minister over phone on mitigating COVID-19

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New Delhi, May 8, 2020 : Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh today held a telephone conversation with Minister of Defence, Japan Mr Taro Kono.

The two Defence Ministers had discussions on their respective responses against the COVID-19 pandemic. Shri Rajnath Singh informed Mr Kono Taro on India’s contribution to international efforts against COVID-19 and discussed areas of mutual cooperation in the global fight against the pandemic. They also agreed that India-Japan Special Strategic and Global Partnership provides a good basis for both countries to work together alongwith other countries in this regard to deal with the post COVID-19 related challenges.

Both ministers also conveyed their commitment to take forward the initiatives of bilateral security cooperation under the framework of the India-Japan Special Strategic and Global Partnership.