India will host Quad next year, PM Modi said – we will be happy
Hiroshima. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday that India is ready to host the next Quad (Quadrilateral Security Dialogue) meeting in the year 2024. In the opening remarks of the Quad meeting held on the sidelines of the Group of Seven Summit (G-7 Summit) in the Japanese city of Hiroshima, PM Modi said, “We will be happy to host the Quad Summit in India in 2024.”
PM Modi said this while addressing the leaders of Quad members America, Australia and Japan. The primary objective of this group is to work for a free, open, prosperous and inclusive Indo-Pacific region. The meeting was attended by US President Joe Biden, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese.
‘Quad is an important platform for ensuring peace and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific’
During this, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the Indo-Pacific region is the ‘engine’ of global business, innovation and development and its success and security are important for the whole world. Along with this, he said, ‘The Quad has emerged as an important platform for ensuring peace, stability and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region.’
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The Prime Minister said that the success and security of the Indo-Pacific region is important for the whole world and ‘we are moving forward on the basis of a constructive agenda and democratic principles’. He said, ‘With united efforts, we are giving practical dimensions to our vision of a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific region.’
Quad countries issued joint statement against terrorism
At the same time, the leaders involved in the Quad Summit issued a joint statement saying, ‘We unequivocally condemn terrorism and violent extremism in all forms and manifestations, including cross-border terrorism. We are committed to international cooperation and will work with our regional partners in a comprehensive and sustained manner to strengthen our ability to prevent, detect and respond to threats posed by terrorism and violent extremism in line with international law.
In this, the member countries of the Quad also said, ‘We are committed to working together to promote the accountability of the perpetrators of such terrorist attacks. We condemn the terrorist attacks including the 26/11 and Pathankot attacks in Mumbai and reiterate our commitment to pursue designations by the United Nations Security Council 1267 Sanctions Committee as appropriate.’
Significantly, the quad summit is being organized on the sidelines of the G-7 summit meeting in Hiroshima. The first quad summit was scheduled to be held in Australia on 24 May. However, the meeting of the leaders of the proposed quad countries in Sydney was canceled due to US President Joe Biden postponing his visit to Australia to focus on the serious economic crisis in the country.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : May 20, 2023, 20:14 IST