PM Modi To Attend Tokyo Quad Summit

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  • The Quad leaders will exchange views about developments in the Indo-Pacific and contemporary global issues.
  • Modi will have bilateral meetings with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.
  • He is also likely to hold a bilateral meeting with his Australian counterpart.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the Quad Summit on May 24 in Tokyo. This will be the fourth Summit of Quad leaders. Bilateral meetings with Japanese PM Fumio Kishida and US President Joe Biden will take place on May 24th, MEA Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said.

Biden hosted Narendra Modi, Australian PM Scott Morrison and Japanese PM Yoshihide Suga at the White House on September 24th for the Quad’s first-ever in-person Leaders’ Summit. Ending the COVID-19 pandemic, including increasing production and access to safe and effective vaccines, and promoting high-standards infrastructure were among the initiatives put forward by the leaders. They also discussed combating the climate crisis and cultivating next-generation talent.

A decision was made that the programme would bring together outstanding master’s and doctoral students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics from the United States, Japan, Australia, and India to study in the United States.The Quad Fellowship aims to support 100 students per year, 25 from each Quad country, to pursue master’s and doctoral degrees at top US STEM graduate schools.

The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (QSD), also known as the Quad, is a strategic security dialogue between India, Australia, Japan and the United States. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, supported by Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Australian Prime Minister John Howard, and US Vice President Dick Cheney, launched the discussion in 2007.

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