Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the QUAD Summit 2021 which is due to take crucial decisions regarding the Afghanistan crisis and the Chinese threat in the Indo-Pacific region.
Washington: On the third day of his US tour, Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the QUAD Summit 2021 after a bilateral meeting with US President Joe Biden.
The QUAD Leaders Summit in Washington DC was attended by Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, President of the United States Joe Biden, Prime Minister of Japan Yoshihide Suga and Prime Minister of Australia Scott Morrison. This meeting is important in many ways.
PM Modi thanked President Joe Biden for the historic initiative of the first in-person QUAD Summit.
"We came together to help the Indo-Pacific region after the 2004 tsunami. Today, when the world is facing the COVID-19 pandemic, we are once again working together as a quad in the interest of humanity. At the same time, he said, our cooperation will ensure peace in the Indo-Pacific," he said.
"Our QUAD vaccine Initiative will be of great help to Indo-Pacific countries. Based on its shared democratic values, the QUAD has decided to move forward with positive thinking, a positive approach. Be it supply chain or global security, climate action or covid response or cooperation in technology, I would be happy to discuss all these topics with my colleagues," ," PM Modi added.
"The world is facing a coronavirus pandemic, so we are once again working together as a quad in the interest of humanity. Our QUAD will in a way work in the role of force for global good."
US President Joe Biden said, "our initiative to produce an additional 1 billion doses of vaccine in India is on track to boost global supply. Today we are launching a new QUAD fellowship for students from each quad country so that they can earn advanced degrees in the leading stem program in the US. These students represent tomorrow's leaders, innovators and pioneers."
During the QUAD meeting, Japan Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga thanked US President Joe Biden and for lifting the ban on Japanese food products.
"I made a request to you in this regard in the month of April. This is a big step. Thank you," he said.
"We believe in an independent and open Indo-Pacific region because we know it will create a stronger and more prosperous region," said Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison.