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Quad Summit 2022: Quad has gained significant place at world stage in short span of time, says PM Modi

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and leaders of the United States, Japan and Australia on Tuesday, May, 24, attended the second in-person meeting of Quad leaders here during which they are expected to exchange views about developments in the Indo-Pacific region and global issues of mutual interest.

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Speaking at the summit, Prime Minister Modi said the Quad has gained a significant place on the world stage in a short span of time. Today, the Quad’s scope has become comprehensive and its identity became significant, he said. “Quad’s scope and role are inspirational,” PM Modi said while addressing the summit. “Today, Quad’s scope has become extensive, its form effective. Our mutual trust, and our determination is giving new energy and enthusiasm to democratic powers,” he added.

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“Despite the adverse situation of COVID19, we’ve increased our coordination for vaccine delivery, climate action, supply chain resilience, disaster response, economic cooperation & other areas. It has ensured peace, prosperity&stability in Indo-Pacific,” said PM Narendra Modi at Quad Leaders’ Summit.

PM Modi said,”At the Quad level, with our mutual cooperation, a free, open and inclusive Indo Pacific Region is getting encouraged – it is the shared goal of all of us. and today, Quad’s scope has become comprehensive and its identity became significant”

US President Joe Biden said,”Putin is just trying to extinguish a culture. This is more than just a European issue, it’s a global issue. Global food crisis may worsen by Russia blocking Ukraine from exporting its grains. As long as Russia continues the war, US will work with its partners.”

“We should listen carefully to voices of the countries in the ASEAN,South Asia as well as the Pacific Island countries,so as to further advance cooperation, conducive to solving urgent issues facing the vision (for Indo Pacific Region),” said Japanese PM at Quad Leaders’ Summit in Tokyo.”Russian invasion of Ukraine squarely challenges the principles which are enshrined in the UN Charter,” Japanese PM Fumio further said.

“We will act in recognition that climate change is the main economic and security challenge for the island nations of the Pacific. My govt will set a new target to reduce emissions by 43% by 2030 putting us on track for net-zero emissions by 2050,” said Australian PM Albanese.

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“We will bring more resources & energies to securing our region as we enter a new & more complex phase in the Pacific strategic environment. We’ll continue to stand with you, our like-minded friends & collectively stand for each other,” Australian PM Albanese further said.

Quad’s cooperation efforts have included working together on climate action. Quad’s Infrastructure Coordination Group has been deliberating on supporting sustainable and demand-driven infrastructure in the region in a manner that doesn’t burden countries of the region with unsustainable debt. Cooperation on critical and security of critical cyber infrastructure are other key priority areas of cooperative measures in the Quad.

The four countries have also been discussing continued cooperation on COVID response, and post COVID management of economy and health infrastructure. This will be the second in-person Quad Leaders’ Summit.

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