India, Japan sign two agreements in Tokyo

Tokyo, Nov 16: The Governments of India and Japan signed two agreements in Tokyo on Friday.

The first agreement was for cooperation on social security, and it was signed by Deepa Gopalan Wadhwa, Ambassador of India to Japan, and Japanese Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba.

The second pact signed was a Memorandum of Understanding between the Department of Atomic Energy of India and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan on cooperation in the rare earths industry in India.

Ambassador Wadhwa and Japan’s Vice Minister for International Affairs, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Nobuhiko Sasaki signed the agreement.

The signing of the agreement comes just days after Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh cancelled a proposed bilateral visit to Japan after Tokyo informed that it could be going in for a change of government in the coming week. (ANI)