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Oct 11, 2018
2:34PM

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe offers his Government’s support to the Swachh Bharat Mission

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Japanese Prime Minister of  Shinzo Abe has offered his Government’s support to the Swachh Bharat Mission. Mr Abe said, Japan will cooperate with India, which promotes the Clean India initiative under Prime Minister Modi’s leadership. 


Abe underscored his country's commitment to realizing healthy societies in Asia and congratulated India on the success of the Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Convention. 


He said, in a message that Securing clean water and improving sanitary conditions is a common challenge in the world. He hoped for further progress of each country’s efforts to address the challenge through active discussions at this convention. 
       
The Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Convention was a 4-day international conference that brought together Sanitation Ministers and other leaders in WASH, water, sanitation and hygiene from around the world.


 A host of national and international dignitaries attended the event, which was inaugurated by the President and addressed by the Vice President of India. The Convention culminated on 2nd October 2018, Gandhi Jayanti, which was also celebrated as the Swachh Bharat Diwas. 


Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and  United Nations Secretary-General, Mr António Guterres, addressed the convention.


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