New Delhi/Guwahati: India and Japan hope to soon finalise dates for summit talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo abe.
The two leaders were earlier scheduled to meet in December 15 to 17 in Guwahati, but the summit was postponed following protests regarding Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
External Affairs Minister spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said that the ministry is in touch with the Japanese side through diplomatic channels and hope to come to a final date for the summit soon.
The cancellation of the Japanese prime minister’s trip came a day after Bangladeshi Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen and Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan called off their visits to India in view of the situation arising out of the enactment of the CAA.
Diplomatic sources earlier had said the Japanese government clearly conveyed to New Delhi that it would not be possible for Abe to travel to Guwahati in view of large-scale protests in the northeastern region. New dates will be finalised depending on the situation which is improving.