Highlights of the story
- Debate on the impact of the Russian-Ukrainian war
- The meeting was held in September last year
Amid the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday held a virtual meeting with Quad leaders. Prime Minister Modi told the gathering that the Quad should focus on its main objective of promoting peace, stability and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region. He called for concrete and practical cooperation in areas such as humanitarian and disaster relief, credit stability, supply chain, clean energy, connectivity and capacity building.
Apart from Prime Minister Modi, US President Joe Biden, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida were also present at the meeting. The meeting was held in September last year. Now for the first time this year, all the countries of the quartet are united.
The situation in Ukraine is also mentioned
The Russian attacks on Ukraine were also discussed at the meeting. There was also a discussion on human impacts and its broader effects. The Prime Minister stressed the need for dialogue and a return to the diplomatic path.
Meeting on Russian Attacks on Ukraine
After the Quad meeting, US President Joe Biden tweeted that he had met with my fellow Quad leaders, Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister Kishida Fumio over the Russian attacks on Ukraine. At the meeting, I spoke about our commitment to sovereignty and territorial integrity around the world, including the Indo-Pacific.
A special system will be created
In their joint statement, the Quad leaders discussed the ongoing conflict and humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, and agreed to create a new humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization. This mechanism will enable the Quad Indo-Pacific region to face future humanitarian challenges and provide a channel for communication so that they can respond and respond to the crisis in Ukraine.
The issue of the Indian Ocean region was raised
The leaders also discussed the situation in Southeast Asia, the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Islands. The Prime Minister reiterated the importance of upholding the United Nations Charter, international law and respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity. The leaders agreed to stay in touch with an ambitious agenda for the upcoming summit of leaders in Japan.
Quad is the quadrant security dialog. It is a multilateral agreement between Japan, Australia, India and the United States. Originally it worked in the Indo-Pacific region to facilitate trade by sea, but now it focuses more on strengthening the military base with trade so that the balance of power can be maintained.
Restoration in 2017
The quad was formally established in 2007, but so far it has not been a huge success. It was restructured in 2017, after which its first summit was now held on March 12th. The summit comes as tensions in eastern Ladakh have been simmering for the past one year, with tensions between India and China widening and trade with the United States, Japan and Australia over the past three years. Many problems, including trade and security, worsened their relationship in four years.
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