Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi participated along with Prime Minister of Australia Mr. Scott Morrison, Prime Minister of Japan Mr. Yoshihide Suga and President of USA Mr. Joseph R. Biden, in the first Leaders’ virtual Summit of the Quadrilateral Framework on 12 March, 2021
The Leaders have discussed regional and global issues of shared interest, and exchanged views on practical areas of cooperation towards maintaining a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific region. The Summit provided an opportunity to exchange views on contemporary challenges such as resilient supply chains, emerging and critical technologies, maritime security and climate change.
The Leaders also discussed the ongoing efforts to combat Covid-19 pandemic and explored opportunities for collaboration in ensuring safe, equitable and affordable vaccines in the Indo-Pacific region.
Speaking on the occasion PM Shri Narendra Modi said, “It is good to be among friends and I thank President Biden for this initiative”.
He said, “We are united by our democratic values, and our commitment to a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific. Our agenda today – covering areas like vaccines, climate change and emerging technologies – makes the Quad a force for global good”.
He said, “I see this positive vision as an extension of India’s ancient philosophy of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’, which regards the world as one family”.
Shri Modi said, “We will work together, closer than ever before, for advancing our shared values and promoting a secure, stable and prosperous Indo-Pacific”.
He further said, “Today’s summit meeting shows that Quad has come of age. It will now remain an important pillar of stability in the region”.