New Delhi, 12 March: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said at the first summit of the top leaders of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad), India, US, Japan and Australia that the Quad has taken a concrete shape, which will form the basis of peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region.
Addressing a video link to the Quad summit held on Friday on the initiative of US President Joe Biden, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that he is happy that he is finding himself among friends. He said that the Quad countries are united on the basis of democratic values and are devoted to the free, inclusive and open Indo-Pacific region.
Modi described the Quad concept as positive and said that it conforms to the ideal of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ of India, in which the whole world is considered as one family.
He further stressed cooperation between the Quad countries in relation to vaccine production, climate change and cutting-edge technology to combat the Corona pandemic.
The quad summit was first addressed by the US President. He then invited the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi to make his point. Later Prime Minister of Australia Scott Morrison and Prime Minister of Japan Yoshihida Suga made their opening statements.