PM Modi in virtual meeting:
The meeting reviewed the progress on Quad initiatives since the September 2021 Quad Summit. The leaders agreed on accelerating cooperation, with an objective to achieve concrete outcomes by the summit in Japan later this year.
PM Modi cited that the Quad must remain focused on its core objective of promoting peace, stability and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region. He called for concrete and practical forms of cooperation within the Quad, in areas like Humanitarian and Disaster Relief, debt sustainability, supply chains, clean energy, connectivity, and capacity-building.
The other things which were discussed in the meeting were the development of Ukraine that included the humanitarian implications. Besides, Modi acknowledged the need to return to a path of dialogue and diplomacy.
The leaders also discussed other topical issues that included the situation in Southeast Asia, the Indian Ocean region and the Pacific Islands. The Prime Minister reiterated the importance of adhering to the UN Charter, international law and respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity.
All of them agreed to stay in contact and promised to raise an ambitious agenda for the forthcoming Leaders’ Summit in Japan.