Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday mentioned that India will probably be prepared to host the subsequent Quad (Quadrilateral Security Dialogue assembly in 2024.
“We will probably be completely happy to host the Quad summit in India in 2024,” PM Modi mentioned within the opening remarks of the Quad assembly held on the sidelines of a Group of Seven Summit (G-7) assembly within the Japanese metropolis of Hiroshima.
PM Modi was addressing leaders of the US, Australia and Japan, which together with Japan represent the casual strategic discussion board referred to as the Quadrilateral Grouping whose major goal is working for a free, open, affluent, and inclusive Indo-Pacific area.
“Quad will proceed to make efforts in the direction of world good, welfare of the individuals, prosperity and peace,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi mentioned.
The discussion board traces its genesis to 2004, when the 4 international locations got here collectively to coordinate reduction operations within the aftermath of the tsunami.
In 2007, the group once more met on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) sidelines. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was the primary to pitch the concept for the formation of Quad in 2007.
Earlier this week, the deliberate summit of Quad leaders from the US, India, Australia, and Japan in Sydney was cancelled after US President Biden withdrew from his go to attributable to ongoing debt restrict talks in Washington.
However, the White House on Friday (native time) agreed to carry the summit in Japan’s Hiroshima.
“After President Biden needed to postpone his journey to Australia, the Quad leaders agreed that they might maintain their summit in Hiroshima to make sure that the 4 leaders may come collectively to mark the Quad’s progress over the previous yr. So tomorrow, along with the G7, President Biden will take part within the third in-person Quad Leaders’ assembly with Prime Minister Anthony Albanese of Australia, Prime Minister Kishida Fumio of Japan, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India,” learn an announcement by White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre.
Biden scrapped his deliberate journey to Sydney in addition to a historic go to to Papua New Guinea. The resolution — which prompted Albanese to cancel the scheduled Quad summit — was seen as a self-inflicted blow to hopes of a extra seen US presence within the Indo-Pacific amid its competitors with China within the area.
US President Biden thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Australian prime minister Anthony Albanese and Japan’s prime minister Fumio Kishida for agreeing to take part within the Quad assembly right this moment on the sidelines of the G7 summit right here.
The White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre in an announcement on Friday (native time) mentioned that Quad leaders agreed to carry their summit in Hiroshima to make sure that the 4 leaders may come collectively to mark the Quad’s progress over the previous yr.
“Along with sharing strategic assessments, the leaders will welcome new types of Quad cooperation on safe digital expertise, submarine cables, infrastructure capability constructing, and maritime consciousness,” the assertion added.
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