On November 23, The Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA) and the Delhi Policy Group (DPG) held an Open Session entitled "Power and Potential of Japan and India in Shaping the Indo-Pacific Order" as part of the 5th Japan-India Indo-Pacific Forum (Japan-India Track 1.5 Dialogue) co-organized by JIIA and DPG.
Amb. SASAE Kenichiro (President, JIIA) and Amb. H.K. SINGH (Director General, DPG, and former Ambassador of India to Japan) co-moderated the Open Session. The keynote speeches were delivered by H.E. Mr. HAYASHI Yoshimasa, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, and H.E. Dr. S. JAISHANKAR, Minister of External Affairs of India.
Dr. KIKUCHI Tsutomu (Senior Adjunct Fellow, JIIA, and Professor Emeritus, Aoyama Gakuin University), Admiral. TAKEI Tomohisa (Former Chief of Staff of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF)/Adjunct Fellow, JIIA), Mr. SUZUKI Takashi (Chief Director General of JETRO in India), Amb. Kanwal SIBAL (former Foreign Secretary of India, and former Ambassador to Russia, France, Turkey and Egypt), Vice Admiral Anil CHOPRA (former Commander-in-Chief, Western Naval Command & Eastern Naval Command, and former Director-General, Indian Coast Guard), Dr. V.S. SESHADRI (Senior Fellow for International Trade/ former Ambassador to Slovenia, and Myanmar) discussed Russia's invasion of Ukraine, international affairs and regional order in the Indo-Pacific, the importance of promoting a "Free and Open Indo-Pacific" (FOIP) and cooperating through the Quad framework to ensure regional stability and prosperity, and future cooperation as well as further opportunities between India and Japan on foreign policy, security, and economic issues. A joint statement on the results of the Forum was issued at the end of the session.
The joint statement can be read here.