The mutual trust and determination among the Quad member countries is giving new energy to democratic forces and encouraging a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in Tokyo at the second in-person summit of the four-nation grouping.
The prime minister said Quad is moving ahead with a constructive agenda for the Indo-Pacific which will further strengthen its image of a “force for good”.
PM Modi further said, At the Quad level, with our mutual cooperation, a free, open and inclusive Indo Pacific Region is getting encouraged – it is the shared goal of all of us
Modi made the remarks in presence of United States President Joe Biden, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and newly elected Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese.
In his opening remarks at the summit, Prime Minister Modi said the Quad has gained a significant place at the world stage in a short span of time.
“We have increased coordination in areas of vaccine delivery, climate action, supply chain resilience, disaster response, economic cooperation and adverse situations arising out of COVID-19 pandemic,” he said.
He said the cooperation among the Quad countries in various areas is contributing to peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region.