The Quad countries met in the US on Friday. It was hosted by US President Joe Biden. Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of Japan Yoshihide Suga, Prime Minister of Australia Scott Morrison participated in this meeting. Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said, "The Quad is a very important initiative by four countries that believe in fundamental rights and who believe that the Indo-Pacific should be free and open."
Earlier, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison also said, 'We are all four democratic countries. We believe in a global order that allows freedom. And we believe in a free and open Indo-Pacific region.
Welcoming the heads of four countries attending the Quad Leaders Summit, US President Joe Biden said, "Our initiative to produce an additional 1 billion doses of the vaccine in India is on track to boost global supply." "When we met six months ago, we made a commitment to advance our agenda of a free and open Indo-Pacific," President Biden said, referring to the virtual meeting of the Quad in March. Today I am proud to say that we are making excellent progress in this direction.
PM Modi's address
Addressing the summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "Many thanks to President Joe Biden for his historic initiative of the first Physical Quad Summit." Prime Minister Modi said, our quad will act in a way as a force for global good. Prime Minister Modi said, 'We came together after the 2004 tsunami to help the Indo-Pacific region. Today, when the world is facing the covid pandemic, we are once again working together in the interest of humanity as a Quad. He added, “Based on their shared democratic values, the Quad has decided to move forward with a positive thinking, a positive approach. Our Quad Vaccine Initiative will be of great help to the Indo-Pacific countries. Prime Minister Modi further said, 'Be it supply chain or global security
Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a bilateral meeting with US President Joe Biden at the White House. The Prime Minister will address the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly on 25 September.
China stunned by the Quad Summit
China has said that the Quad summit between the leaders of the US, India, Japan and Australia in Washington has no relevance. China believes that no regional cooperation mechanism should target any third party or harm its interests.
Quad Summit was held virtually in March
Let us tell you that in March this year, the first conference of Quad leaders was held online and is now becoming visible. Even then the conference was hosted by President Biden and resolved to strive for a free, open, inclusive Indo-Pacific region. The pending proposal for the formation of the Quad was shaped by India, Japan, the US and Australia to develop a new strategy to keep the vital sea route open in the Indo-Pacific region.