New Delhi: Japan on Tuesday welcomed the "strong initiatives" taken by the Haryana government in maintaining industrial harmony after the violence at the Maruti plant at Manesar.

Talking about measures initiated by Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Japanese Ambassador to India Akitaka Saiki said they were "very appreciative of the measures taken by the state government so far ".

He said this during a meeting with the Chief Minister here on Tuesday, said a statement issued by Haryana government.     

In a letter to the Ambassador, the Haryana Chief Minister had reitated the state's commitment to the safety and security of investors in general and Japanese in particular.

He said on Tuesday that the safety of the entire Japanese community was the state's duty and that would be ensured and that the state government had taken many effective measures in this regard.

Hooda said a Special Investigation Team has been constituted after the violence at the Maruti plant and the investigation was progressing well as a substantial number of suspects have been arrested.

A police batallion comprising about 550 police personnel and officers has also been stationed at Manesar to ensure safety and the state government will also provide personal security if needed, the Chief Minister added.


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