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First Quad Summit: Meeting of leading leaders of countries will be held for the first time on Friday, which will include PM Modi, Joe Biden, Japanese PM Suga

The COVID-19 challenge, the first Quad Summit to include leaders from India, Australia, Japan and the United States, will discuss a range of global issues ranging from the economic crisis and climate change.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of Australia Scott Morrison and Prime Minister of Japan Yoshihide Suga and US President Joseph R. Will attend with Biden, who will attend the summit of the first leaders’ quadrilateral framework to be held on March 12 (Friday). ) Belongs to.

“The leaders will discuss ongoing efforts to combat the Kovid-19 pandemic and explore opportunities for cooperation in ensuring safe, equal and affordable vaccines in the Indo-Pacific region,” it said in a statement.

This will be the first time that PM Modi will also meet newly elected US President Joe Biden and Japanese counterpart Suga.
The COVID-19 Challenge, the first Quad Summit to include leaders from India, Australia, Japan and the United States, will discuss a range of global issues ranging from the economic crisis and climate change.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of Australia Scott Morrison and Prime Minister of Japan Yoshihide Suga and US President Joseph R. Will attend with Biden, who will attend the summit of the first leaders’ quadrilateral framework to be held on March 12 (Friday). ) Belongs to.

“The leaders will discuss ongoing efforts to combat the Kovid-19 pandemic and explore opportunities for cooperation in ensuring safe, equal and affordable vaccines in the Indo-Pacific region,” it said in a statement.

This will be the first time that PM Modi will also meet newly elected US President Joe Biden and Japanese counterpart Suga.
The Indo-Pacific Quad Summit, for the first time, is likely to have a major thrust to step up Indias efforts to provide affordable vaccines to a large number of countries to advance the war against the deadly Kovid-19 pandemic.
The move comes at a time when there is a severe shortage of vaccines worldwide and poor countries are unable to supply safely. India has emerged as the ‘pharmacy of the world’ with the production of two inexpensive vaccines.
Beyond the quad meet, a wary China hoped that the four countries would do things that are “conducive” to regional peace and stability rather than “the opposite”.

When asked for his response to the Quad’s first leaders’ summit, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said that China believes that any regional cooperation architecture should be guided by the principle of peaceful development and win-win cooperation. Should follow, which is the prevailing trend of the times. .

“We hope that the countries concerned will take into account the shared interests of regional countries to uphold the principles of openness, inclusiveness and win-win cooperation, and are conducive to regional peace stability and prosperity rather than vice versa.”

In November 2017, India, Japan, the United States and Australia shaped the long-pending proposal to establish the Quad to develop a new strategy to keep vital sea lanes in the Indo-Pacific free of any impact.

The US has been in favor of making the Quad a security architecture to test China’s growing assertiveness.

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