In a significant development, the first-ever Quad leaders meet is being planned and is expected to take place very soon. While no time schedule is known as of now, the meet will see US President Joe Biden, Australian PM Scott Morrison, Indian PM Narendra Modi, and Japan’s Yoshihide Suga.
Confirming the plans, Australian PM Scott Morrison said, “I am looking forward to that first gathering of quad leaders. It will be the first-ever gathering of quad leaders. I already had bilateral discussions with Narendra Modi and Yoshihide Suga, the PM of Japan and PM of India.”
He pointed that “we are looking forward to those discussions and follow-up face-to-face meetings as well” and such meets will become a “feature of the Indo Pacific engagement” but it will “not have a big bureaucracy, with a big secretariat. it will be 4 leaders, 4 countries working together constructively for the peace, prosperity, and stability of the Indo pacific”
The Australian PM also recalled how the summit was “one of the first things” he had discussed with US President Biden when both spoke to each other.
He elaborated, “The quad is very central to the united states and our thinking about the region. Looking at the Indo Pacific also through the prism of our ASEAN partners, their vision of the Indo Pacific.”
Adding,” The president and indeed the secretary of state, have made clear that their re-engagement in multilateral organizations particularly in the Indo Pacific is key in building stability and peace in the Indo-Pacific.”
News Source: DNA News