New Delhi: Quad is a force for global good, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday while addressing the first-ever Quad Leaders’ Virtual Summit.
US President Joe Biden, Japanese PM Yoshihide Suga and Australian PM Scott Morrison attended the virtual summit.
President Biden invited PM Modi to address the summit.
Thanking the US President for this initiative, PM Modi said, “It is good to be among friends. I thank President Biden for this initiative. 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.”
The Prime Minister added: “I see this positive vision as an extension of India’s ancient philosophy of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, which regards the world as one family.”
PM Modi said that India, US, Australia, and Japan would work together, closer than ever before, for advancing their shared values and promoting a secure, stable and prosperous Indo-Pacific.
“Today’s summit meeting shows that Quad has come of age. It will now remain an important pillar of stability in the region,” PM Modi said reiterating India’s commitment to safeguarding the interests of Quad nations.
The Quad, officially the ‘Quadrilateral Security Dialogue’, is a strategic forum between the four nations for exchanging strategic intelligence and conducting joint military exercises. Previous Quad meetings were held at the foreign ministers’ level. (PW News)