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Modi plans 3rd Japan trip as Indo-Pacific cooperation deepens

This month's summit would be Indian leader's 12th with Abe

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, poses with Indian counterpart Narendra Modi during a visit to India in September last year.   © Kyodo

TOKYO -- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Japan later this month, likely to discuss security and economic cooperation with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

The Oct. 28-29 trip was announced on Friday by the Japanese Foreign Ministry. It would mark Modi's third visit to Japan as prime minister, with his last visit here in November 2016. Japanese and Indian heads of government have conducted regular mutual visits since 2005. Modi's upcoming visit will mark his 12th summit with Abe, who visited India in September of last year.

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