Japan PM Kishida agrees with Modi to cooperate for free and open global order

Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi have agreed to cooperate in maintaining and strengthening a free and open international order based on the rule of law.

The two held talks for about 20 minutes on Saturday on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit in New Delhi.

Kishida conveyed readiness to bring the results of the G7 summit in Hiroshima in May to the G20 summit and contribute to its success.

Modi thanked Japan for its cooperation.

The prime ministers agreed that Japan and India will cooperate in a range of areas, such as advanced technologies, including those related to space, infrastructure investment, and tourism.

Separately, Kishida also met with the prime ministers of Australia and the Netherlands -- Anthony Albanese and Mark Rutte.

Kishida explained to the ministers that the treated and diluted water being discharged from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is scientifically safe.

Albanese and Rutte expressed support for Japan's efforts.

In a meeting with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Kishida said he expects the crown prince to play a leading role in increasing crude oil output and stabilizing global oil markets.

The Saudi leader expressed readiness to increase oil production capacity and meet global demand.