VARANASI Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Thursday that India and Japan share the same core values and the two countries have maintained cordial relations throughout the long history of exchanges.
“The Varanasi International Convention and Cooperation Center (VICCC), Rudraksh, will be used as a stage to showcase Japan-India cooperation by hosting international conferences, cultural and artistic events. The center will become a new symbol of friendship between Japan and India, ”he said in a video message broadcast on the occasion of the inauguration ceremony of the VICCC.
“I would like to express my sincere congratulations on the inauguration of the Varanasi International Convention and Cooperation Center,” said Suga.
“Varanasi is the center of India’s long history and rich culture. The city maintains close relations with Japan and has continued its cultural and academic exchanges with Kyoto. The exchange between the Hindu University of Banaras and the University of Kyoto is an example, ”he added.
“I am very happy to see that the VICCC has been built in such a special city as a symbol of friendship between Japan and India. The center was designed and built by Japanese companies and shows what Japanese technology can achieve, ”Suga said.
He said: “Prime Minister Narendra Modi named this center Rudraksh in the hope of making it a symbol of wisdom. I hope that this center will be used as a stage to present close cooperation between Japan and India by hosting international conferences, cultural and artistic events and that it will become a new symbol of friendship between Japan and India. ‘India.
“It is true that the Covid pandemic has made our mutual visits difficult at this time. However, Japan and India will strive to overcome this challenge and do their utmost to further develop the bilateral relations through special strategic and global partnerships through cooperation in areas such as green society, digital , cyber, healthcare and improved connectivity, ”Japan said. PM.
“I look forward to the day when I can travel to India at the appropriate time to further strengthen the ties between Japan and India with Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” Yoshihide said.