On the sidelines of G20 summit in Argentina, Prime Minister Narendra Modi termed the India–United States–Japan meeting as “JAI”, which means “victory”. Modi termed “JAI” to the partnership between the three countries and said this partnership will play a big role in “promoting world peace and prosperity”.
Modi said, “If I put it differently, Japan, America and India is JAI. In Hindi, ‘JAI’ means success.” Modi said this after the first trilateral meet with US President Donald Trump and Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Modi said, “In a way, ‘JAI’ is a message of success and we are making a new beginning. Our arrangement I believe, will play a big role in promoting world peace and prosperity.”
Calling the meet a “good occasion”, Modi appreciated the meet with their clear aim to develop stability in the world with promoting peace and prosperity.
Modi said, “I am glad both US and Japan are our strategic partners. Both the leaders (Trump and Abe) have been my good friends. It is a good opportunity to work together.”
While talking to media, foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale said the trilateral meet was a “very warm meeting” and also Modi received compliment from both the US and Japan leaders for the “reforms and development” that Modi has done these years.
Gokhale said, “The three leaders exchanged views on the Indo-Pacific. They all agreed that free, open, inclusive and rules-based order is essential for the regional peace and prosperity. The Prime Minister offered some ideas on how we should take forward on the concept of Indo-Pacific and how the three countries can work together to promote this concept.”
Gokhale expressed that the three leaders felt to have this trilateral meet as to explain the profitable margin to the stakeholders of Indo-Pacific strategy and also its advantages to these countries.
Gokhale said, “The leaders also agreed to the central role of Asian and they also agreed to work on maritime and connectivity issues and to synergize efforts in this regard.”
Gokhale said, “Overall, there was a very positive atmosphere and the outcome of this first trilateral has been very encouraging. Prime Minister Modi and the other two leaders were pleased with this outcome.”
To involve India at the first session of G20 meet, Modi talked about the programs flagship by the government to promote inclusive growth and modernize economy. Programs such as MUDRA Yojana, Jan Dhan Yojana and Start-up India.