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Monday, January 17, 2011 5:38PM IST (12:08PM GMT)
India-Japan Global Partnership Summit (IJGPS) 2011 Announced
New Delhi, Delhi, India

India Center Foundation, a non-partisan organization working as a catalyst in India's nation building processes, today announced the India-Japan Global Partnership Summit 2011 in the presence of H.E. Mr. Yukio Hatoyama, former Prime Minister of Japan and Mr. Sam Pitroda, Advisor to the Prime Minister of India. The India-Japan Global Partnership Summit 2011 will be held at Tokyo, Japan, in September 2011. The purpose of the Summit is to promote collaboration in various sectors, ranging from economic, academic to socio-cultural over a common policy framework.

The ‘India-Japan Global Partnership' initiative was announced in 2000, by the then Indian Prime Minister, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Shri Mori Yoshiro the Japanese Prime Minister, on his historical visit to India. Ten years of ‘India-Japan Global Partnership' has strengthened economic ties, greater regional integration and multilateral trade. The India-Japan Global Partnership Summit 2011 will have the participation and representation from different sections of the society such as business leaders, policy-makers, academicians, researchers, opinion leaders and the youth.

Speaking on the occasion, India Center Foundation Chairperson Mr. Vibhav Kant Upadhyay said: "Asia is now emerging as the leading growth centre of the global economy and it is the need of the time that the roles of global partners India and Japan must be clear, visible and synchronized. The India‐Japan Global Partnership Summit (IJGPS) 2011 is a platform for leaders of both nations to interact. It provides a conducive environment for discussions to evolve a micro road map for the macro vision of the India‐Japan Global Partnership".

Talking about the forthcoming Summit, H.E. Mr. Yukio Hatoyama, Former Prime Minister of Japan said, "The India-Japan Global Partnership Summit (IJGPS) 2011 is a Summit of two civilizations aimed at enhancing socio-economic, cultural and spiritual bonding between the two nations. India and Japan share a global vision of peace, stability and sustainable development. It is important to manifest these values in action on a global platform."

The 3-day IJGPS 2011 will include an India-Japan EXPO and five concurrent forums, namely, the business forum, academic forum, policy forum, youth & cultural forum and forum of non-governmental initiatives. The Summit will focus on multiple sectors such as agriculture, energy, manufacturing, healthcare, banking, information and communication technologies, etc.

Mr. Sam Pitroda, Advisor to Prime Minister of India, remarked, "India needs to foster partnership with Japan to boost innovation and continue in its growth story. The India‐Japan Global Partnership Summit will bring together experts from all fields to identify concrete activities and ventures for sustainable development giving paramount importance to the youth"

As an outcome the following questions will also be answered:
I.What India can do for Japan?
II.What Japan can do for India?
III.What India and Japan together can do for rest of the world?

About India Center Foundation

India Centre Foundation is a non-partisan and not-for-profit organization working as a catalyst in the nation-building processes of India through its various socio-economic initiatives. India-Japan Global Partnership is one of its initiatives. Inspired by Japan's process of successful nation-building, India Centre initiated the India-Japan Global Partnership in the belief that strong ties between India and Japan could benefit both countries immensely. During the last decade, India Centre has taken several unique initiatives to catalyze new interactions at all levels between Japan and India based on empathy and mutual respect. Taking various initiatives to encourage mutual understanding, co-operation, and trust, it aims to motivate both countries to build a special friendship and partnership that will grow organically by utilizing and synergizing their unique strengths. The India Centre firmly believes that the new framework based on the vision of a ‘Stronger India, Stronger Japan and Stronger India-Japan Partnership' will form the foundation for the unity of Asia ,contributing to peace, stability and economic vitality in a rapidly changing world.

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From Left to right - Hari Bhartia, President CII, Sam Pitroda, Advisor to PM of India H.E. Yukio Hatoyama, Former PM of Japan, Vibhav Kant Upadhyay, Chairman India Centre Foundation.jpg

From Left to right - Hari Bhartia, President CII, Sam Pitroda, Advisor to PM of India H.E. Yukio Hatoyama, Former PM of Japan, Vibhav Kant Upadhyay, Chairman India Centre Foundation.jpg

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