May I offer my heartfelt congratulations to Your Excellency, on the
occasion of your assumption of the office of Minister of External
Japan and India have long been building a strong and close relationship
with each other, based upon our historical and cultural ties and
shared values such as democracy and market economy. Moreover, both
our countries have a significant role to play in shaping the future
of Asia and beyond.
Based upon our agreement to establish a Global Partnership, I am
determined to work hard to further develop our bilateral relationship.
In this regard, I very much look forward to working with Your Excellency,
and to having an opportunity to draw upon your rich diplomatic experience.
I sincerely look forward to receiving Your Excellency in Japan in
the near future.
My best wishes for your good health and continued success.
Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan
Mr. K. Natwar Singh
Minister of External Affairs of India