Quad will work as force for good: Indian PM on US tour
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said Quad would work in the role of "force for global good" and asserted that the cooperation among four countries, including India, the United States, Australia and Japan, would ensure peace and prosperity in Indo-pacific.
"I express my gratitude to President Joe Biden for the first in-person Quad meeting. For the first time, four countries came together to help the Indo-pacific region after the 2004 Tsunami. Today, when the world is battling with COVID-19, we, the Quad members, are again together in the interest of humanity. Our Quad vaccine initiative will help people of the Indo-pacific region," PM Modi said in his opening remarks at the Quad leaders meeting.
"On the basis of our common democratic values, Quad has decided to move ahead with positive thought and approach. I would be happy to discuss supply chain or global security, climate action or Covid response or cooperation in technology with Quad members," he said.
Speaking further, the Prime Minister said, "Quad in a way will work in the role of force for global good. I believe our cooperation in Quad will ensure peace and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific and the entire world."
The much-anticipated first in-person meeting of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (or Quad, of India, the United States, Australia and Japan) began on September 24.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is participating in the Quad leaders meeting along with leaders of the US, Japan, and Australia in Washington. US President Joe Biden is hosting all the leaders at the White House.
According to sources and official announcements, today's summit will touch upon various subjects like 5G technology, climate change, critical infrastructure, supply chains and regional security.
On September 23, PM Modi met his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison, US Vice President Kamala Harris, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and held meetings with five global CEOs for potential investment in India.