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Quad vows to make Indo-Pacific, world peaceful

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US President Joe Biden, Prime Minister of Japan Yoshihide Suga, and Prime Minister of Australia Scott Morrison pose for a group photo during Quad Leaders’ Summit in Washington DC on September 24, 2021. (PIB)

Washington DC: The Quad has vowed to make the Indo-Pacific region and the world peaceful.  

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US President Joe Biden, Prime Minister of Japan Yoshihide Suga, and Prime Minister of Australia Scott Morrison participated in the Quad Leaders’ Summit here on September 24, 2021.

The Quad will work as a ‘force for global good’, and the nations’ cooperation will bring peace and prosperity to the Indo-Pacific region and the world, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address at Summit.

Prime Minister attended the Summit after a bilateral meeting with US President Joe Biden.

“The world is facing the Corona crisis; we have united here for humanity during the Corona period. At the same time, our cooperation will ensure peace in the Indo-Pacific,” Prime Minister Modi said.

PM Modi thanked President Joe Biden for the historic initiative of the first Physical Quad Summit.

“We came together after the 2004 tsunami to help the Indo-Pacific region. Today, when the world is facing the Covid pandemic, we are once again working together as a quad in the interest of humanity,” PM Modi said.

Quad will move forward with positive thinking’

Prime Minister Modi said our Quad Vaccine Initiative will be of great help to the Indo-Pacific countries.

“Based on their shared democratic values, Quad has decided to move forward with a positive thinking, a positive approach. Be it supply chain or global security, climate action or Covid response or collaboration in technology, I would be happy to discuss all these topics with my counterparts,” PM Modi said.

Role of Force for Global Good’

PM Modi said the world is facing the Covid epidemic, so we are once again working together in the form of Quad in the interest of humanity.

The Ouad will act as a kind of force for global good, he added.

US President Biden said the Quad represents four major democracies, which know how to get things and are up to the challenge.

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga observed that the Quad meeting showed strong solidarity between countries and their commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific.”

“We stand here together, in the Indo-Pacific region, a region that we wish to be always free from coercion, where the sovereign rights of all nations are respected and where disputes are settled peacefully and accordance with international law,” Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said. (PW News)

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