Japanese PM Awarded Honorary Degree by JNU.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was on Friday awarded an honorary doctorate in International Relations by Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) at Taj Palace, Delhi for Japan’s role in India’s economic development.
While conferring the degree on Abe, JNU Vice Chancellor Sudhir Kumar Sopory informed him about Japanese Studies Programme at research, postgraduate and undergraduate levels in JNU.
“These programmes are playing very important role in imparting teaching and research and making strong impact on qualitatively improving Indian, Asian and global understanding of contemporary Japan and its foreign relations,” Sopory said.
Speaking on the occasion, Abe said, “Japan’s and India’s bilateral relation has the greatest potential in any bilateral relationship in the world. Japan will continuously offer cooperation for the development of India with the government and private sector working together.”
“With regard to Japanese studies in JNU, taking into account its potential, Japan would like to offer its cooperation as to make Japanese education and Japanese Studies more robust,” he added.
The Japanese PM is on a three-day visit to India.