Quad has made a name for itself in a short time, ensured peace in the Indo-Pacific: PM Modi

May 24, 2022 7:41 a.m. STI

Tokyo [Japan]May 24 (ANI): Stressing that the Quad’s reach has expanded despite the challenges of COVID-19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday that the mutual trust and determination of member countries, including the United States, l australia and japan give new energy and enthusiasm to democratic powers.
In his keynote address ahead of the Quad Leaders Summit, Prime Minister Modi said: “Quad has made a name for itself in front of the world in such a short time. Today, Quad’s reach has expanded, its effective form. Our mutual trust, and our determination restores energy and enthusiasm to the democratic powers.”
“At the Quad level, through our mutual cooperation, a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific region is promoted – this is the common goal of all of us,” he added.
Prime Minister Modi noted that despite the difficult circumstances of COVID-19, member countries have strengthened mutual coordination in several areas such as vaccine delivery, climate action, resilience to supply changes, management of disasters and economic cooperation. “He has ensured peace, prosperity and stability in the Indo-Pacific,” he added.
During his address, the Prime Minister also congratulated Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on his election victory. “Your presence with us 24 hours after taking the oath reflects the strength of the Quad friendship and your commitment to it.”
At the invitation of Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Prime Minister Modi is attending the Third Quad Leaders Summit in Tokyo with US President Joe Biden and Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese.
The Tokyo Summit is the Quad Leaders’ fourth interaction since their first virtual meeting in March 2021, the in-person Summit in Washington DC in September 2021, and the virtual meeting in March 2022.
The Quad Summit provides an opportunity for leaders to exchange views on developments in the Indo-Pacific region and contemporary global issues of mutual concern.
Leaders will review the progress of Quad initiatives and working groups, identify new areas of cooperation, and provide strategic direction and vision for future collaboration. (ANI)