India, Japan Ease Out On Visa Rules!

In a mutual agreement, India and Japan agreed to smoothen down the visa rules within the next twelve months in order to enhance the trade between the two countries. Additionally, the countries are collaborating on various issues like defence and nuclear energy at the same time. The issues came up in the recent meetings of Japan’s Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Singh said that he appealed the Japanese counterpart to ensure that the visa system is more progressive and generous in order to enhance the trade between people of all nations. Indian Prime Minister also said that his Japanese counterpart mentioned about the “restrictive features” and promised to look into it.

The goal has been set and it has been said that Rs93,400 crore is the target of two nations in trade by the next year. Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama also called India to sign the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), but the later put the responsibility on the US and China for taking the lead further. In addition, India and Japan agreed to work out in Western Dedicated Rail Freight Corridor, aiming to start its initial phase in the next year.

Discussions were also made on topics related to cooperation in renewable energy, infrastructure, loans, security and climatic conditions.

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