Mumbai: Japan will accord ''special economic partner''
status to India - a move that will help mobilise investment
from Asia''s largest economy in a big way - Japanese
envoy to India Yasukuni Enoki told a gathering at the
Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI).
said the special economic partner status will be extended
to India during prime minister Manmohan Singh''s visit
to Japan next month, adding that Tokyo had not extended
such a status even to its neighbours China and South
rank Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN)
as our top business partner in Asia. After that we are
extending the special economic partnership to India,"
said they expect that GDP of India, China and Japan
will be same by 2030 and Indian GDP will overtake that
of Japan after 2030.
said there has been a rapid growth in relationship between
the two countries in the last few years and that has
resulted in development of strategic partnership.
time is right for the special economic partnership between
and India. Under the status Japan will mobilise its
investment, technology and know-how for development
of Indian manufacturing industry," Enoki said.
ambassador, who is accompanied by a Japanese business
delegation, is on a day''s visit to Gujarat.