Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the Quad Group Leaders’ Summit in Washington on September 24. The Ministry of External Affairs announced this on Tuesday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the Quad Group Leaders’ Summit in Washington on September 24. The Ministry of External Affairs announced this on Tuesday. The challenges of the contemporary world, including the ways to ensure a free and open and inclusive Indo-Pacific, are likely to be considered as the main focus of this meeting.Also Read – North Korea tested long-range cruise missile, US said – it is a threat to the world
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also scheduled to address a high-level segment of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York on September 25, the Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement. Also Read – FBI releases new documents on 9/11 attacks, clears Saudi Arabia links of plane hijackers
“The Prime Minister will attend the Quad Leaders’ Summit on September 24 in Washington DC, USA, along with Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga of Japan and President Joe Biden of the United States of America,” the ministry said in a statement. The issue is also likely to be discussed. Also Read – 9/11 Terror Attack Anniversary: President Joe Biden said – this is the main lesson, unity is our biggest strength
The last time Modi visited the US was in September 2019 when he attended the ‘Howdy Modi’ event in Houston with the then US President Donald Trump.
These leaders will review the progress made after the online summit on March 12 and discuss regional issues of common interest, the statement said.
“As part of their efforts to combat the COVID-19 global pandemic, they will review the Quad Immunization Initiative, which was announced in March,” the ministry said.
It is noteworthy that the Quad group includes America, India, Australia and Japan. America is holding a meeting of the Quad group in which the leaders of the group will take part . Through this, the US wants to make a strong signal of cooperation in the Indian Pacific region and demonstrate its commitment to the group.
In March, US President Joe Biden held the first summit meeting of the leaders of the Quad countries through digital medium and expressed commitment to an open and inclusive Indo-Pacific region based on democratic values. Its indirect message was about China.
After completing his program in Washington, Modi will go to New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly. The leaders will also exchange views on contemporary global issues such as critical and emerging technologies, connectivity and infrastructure, cyber security, maritime security, humanitarian aid, disaster relief, climate change and education, the ministry statement said.
“The summit will provide a valuable opportunity for dialogue and interaction between leaders, based on their shared vision of ensuring a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific,” the ministry said.
Both the countries had held several meetings regarding the preparations for Prime Minister Modi’s visit to America. This includes the visit of the US Secretary of State and the Defense Minister.