Ground Report | New Delhi: PM Modi and other Quad leaders; The White House said on Monday that Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga will meet Joe Biden on September 24 next week. These four countries are part of the Quad which was created in 2007.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said in a statement, “The Quad leaders are looking to deepen their ties and increase cooperation in practicality in new areas such as the fight against COVID-19, the crisis of climate change, cutting-edge technologies and cyberspace.” partnership and a free and open Indo-Pacific region.
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Psaki emphasized that the meeting shows that activism in the Indo-Pacific is a priority for the Biden-Harris government, which it wants to accomplish through multilateral means to address the challenges of the 21st century.
Next week the leaders of Japan, Australia and India will travel to New York to participate in the United Nations meeting and only then a meeting of the Quad has also been scheduled. The last time the Quad members met was in March in a virtual meeting. Foreign ministers of the four countries and others have been meeting at official levels.
The US government is in constant contact with India to discuss the issue of supply of Covid vaccine. A senior US official said that the supply and export of the Covid vaccine will be an important issue in the meeting to be held on September 24.
When the last Quad meeting was held in March, the four countries had promised to work together regarding the supply of Covid vaccine. But soon after that a terrible wave of corona virus came in India and millions of people lost their lives. Due to this, India, the world’s largest vaccine producer, stopped exports.
US officials say that they are in constant contact with India and other Quad allies to continue cooperation on the Covid vaccine. An official told news agency Reuters that Washington had given its raw material to India in April in view of India’s emergency need.
The official said, “We commend India for being the world’s largest producer of safe and effective vaccines. We also recognize that COVAX (program) and the world depends on India’s contribution. For America It is important that he communicates with all his partners and allies so that necessary steps can be taken together to end the epidemic.