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The quad has gained prominence on the world stage in a short time: Pm Narendra Modi

– The four Indo-Pacific leaders of the “Quad” grouping pledged on Tuesday to unite for a free and open region at the start of the talks, also pledging to fight climate change.

US President Joe Biden, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and new Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese will also hold bilateral meetings, with Modi set to meet Kishida for talks and a working dinner after the talks end more important.

“Despite the adverse situation of COVID19, we have strengthened our coordination for vaccine delivery, climate action, supply chain resilience, disaster response, economic cooperation and other areas. He assured peace, prosperity and stability in the Indo-Pacific,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said at the Quad Leaders’ Summit.

“The quad has made a name for itself in front of the world in such a short time. Today, Quad’s reach has become extensive, its form efficient. Our mutual trust and determination give new energy and enthusiasm to the democratic powers,” Prime Minister Modi added.

Prime Minister Modi said, “At Quad level, through our mutual cooperation, a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific region is being promoted – it is the common goal of all of us. And today, Quad’s reach has become complete and its identity has become important.”

US President Joe Biden said: “Putin is just trying to extinguish a culture. It’s more than a European problem, it’s a global problem. The world food crisis could worsen if Russia prevents Ukraine from exporting its cereals. war, the United States will work with its partners.”

“We will act on the recognition that climate change is the greatest economic and security challenge for Pacific island nations. My government will set a new emissions reduction target of 43% by 2030, which will put us on the right track. to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.” said Australian Prime Minister Albanese

“We will bring more resources and energies to secure our region as we enter a new and more complex phase of the Pacific strategic environment. We will continue to stand with you, our like-minded friends and to collectively stand up for each other,” the Australian said. The Albanese Prime Minister added.

“We need to listen carefully to the voices of ASEAN, South Asian countries as well as Pacific island countries, to further advance cooperation, conducive to solving the pressing issues facing the vision (for the Indo-Pacific region),” the Japanese prime minister said. at the Quad Leaders’ Summit in Tokyo

“The Russian invasion of Ukraine squarely calls into question the principles enshrined in the United Nations Charter,” added Japanese Prime Minister Fumio.

Quad’s cooperative efforts have included collaborating on climate action. Quad’s infrastructure coordination group deliberated on supporting sustainable, demand-driven infrastructure in the region in a way that does not burden countries in the region with unsustainable debt. Cooperation on critical infrastructure and security of critical cyber infrastructure are other priority areas of cooperation measures in the Quad.

The four countries also discussed further 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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