PM Narendra Modi to participate in QUAD summit

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Tokyo on a two-day visit to Japan to participate in the Quad Leaders Summit. Apart from participating in the Quad Summit, he will hold bilateral meetings with US President Joe Biden, Prime Minister of Australia Anthony Albanese, and Prime Minister of Japan Fumio Kishida.

This will be the fourth interaction of Quad leaders since their first virtual meeting in March last year. Quad brings together four countries united by their commitment to a free, open, and inclusive Indo Pacific. Quad leaders have put forth ambitious initiatives across areas like COVID and global health, infrastructure, climate, people-to-people exchanges, education, cyber security, and space.

He will also meet his Japanese counterpart on the sidelines of the Summit. Japan is among India's most important partners. Prime Minister Modi has referred to the India-Japan relationship as one of the most natural in the region. In the last few years, India-Japan Special Strategic and Global Partnership have seen great momentum. This meeting between the two Prime Ministers will be an opportunity to carry forward the high-level engagement between the two countries and also to advance the bilateral cooperation agenda. 

 

   Important Points for the exam:

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Tokyo on a two-day visit to Japan to participate in the Quad Leaders Summit.
  • This will be the fourth interaction of Quad leaders since their first virtual meeting in March 2021.
  • Quad brings together four countries united by their commitment to a free, open, and inclusive Indo Pacific.

   Facts to Know:

  • Quad is a strategic security dialogue between Australia, India, Japan, and the United States.
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