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INDIA-JAPAN LOOK TO WORK CLOSELY IN BANGLADESH-MYANMAR

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India and Japan are looking at working together in countries like Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Myanmar, Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has said.

"Both India and Japan have actually started to look at working practically in third countries," he said, adding, "we have done a little bit of that in Sri Lanka," reports our New Delhi correspondent.

"I think today we are trying to see whether we can cooperate and coordinate more closely in Bangladesh and Myanmar that I regard as something which would take our relationship to a very different level," Jaishankar said while speaking on India-Japan ties at a conference organised by an industry chamber in New Delhi on Friday night.

Jaishankar said the signing of a military logistics pact by India and Japan recently would act as a "big plus" for the evolution of Indo-Pacific vision of both countries and add to the security and stability of Asia.

The minister also said that large and important nations of Asia should get along together as spending their energies in countering each other would not advance the interests of the continent.