“Quad Will Work As Force For Global Good”: Modi at Quad Summit

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  • Prime Minister Modi hailed the group as a force for global good.
  • QUAD initiative to help Indo-Pacific nations in major global challenges asserted Modi.
  • QUAD leaders convened physically on Friday at the Whitehouse.

Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said Quad will work in the role of “force for global good” and asserted that the cooperation among four countries including India, the United States, Australia and Japan in the group will ensure peace and prosperity in Indo-pacific.

In the first in-person Quad leaders meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he had an “extensive and productive” discussion with US President Joe Biden, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga. US President Joe Biden is hosting all the leaders at the White House.

“I express my gratitude to President Joe Biden for the first in-person Quad meeting. Four countries, for the first time, came together to help the Indo-pacific region after the 2004 Tsunami. Today when the world is battling with COVID-19, we being the Quad members are again together in the interest of humanity. Our Quad vaccine initiative will help people of the Indo-pacific region,” PM Modi said in his opening remarks at the Quad leaders meeting. “Based on our common democratic values, Quad has decided to move ahead with positive thought and approach. I would be happy to discuss supply chain or global security, climate action or Covid response or cooperation in technology with Quad members,” he added.

Prime Minister Modi arrived in Washington on Wednesday for his much-touted US visit. PM Modi is accompanied by a high-level delegation comprising National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla, and senior officials.

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