The solid establishment of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad), which includes India, Australia, the United States and Japan, has become one of the priority achievements of the Narendra government’s eight-year term. Modi. This was stated by Indian Foreign Minister Subramanyam Jaishankar in an article published today, May 26, in the Hindustan Times newspaper.
“Narendra Modi’s government is nearing the end of an eight-year term, one of its major diplomatic achievements has been the strong rise of the Quad”, – the minister noted, emphasizing that the other day the second summit of the Quartet was held in Tokyo.
The head of India’s diplomacy noted that “the group’s agenda is expanding rapidly”, and Quad’s formation demonstrates the strengthening of Asia.
“The Quartet as a platform and the Indo-Pacific as an arena reflect the era of globalization. They emphasize that the Indian and Pacific oceans can no longer be separated, as they were after 1945. These are contemporary concepts that reflect the rise of Asia, the changing positions of the great powers, their modified capabilities and approaches, the nature of supply chains and the importance of technology and connectivity. he underlined.
Jaishankara opined that the Quad was not just an opportunity for India to develop bilateral relations.
“It speaks to its growing interests outside the Indian Ocean. It also means not giving other countries the right to veto our choices.” he stated.
“Quad’s goal is to bring value to the world. The need for a common effort is obvious. India being part of this makes sense given its growth, confidence and worldview. Quad expresses the Modi government’s approach of putting India’s interests at the center of this process while treating the world as one family.” – said the head of the Indian Foreign Ministry.
Quad was founded in 2007 as an interoperability mechanism for the Asia-Pacific and Indian Ocean regions. In November 2017, four countries formed a coalition under a new strategy to secure critical sea routes in the Indo-Pacific region. The first quadripartite meeting of foreign ministers of Australia, India, the United States and Japan was held in September 2019 in New York. In March 2021, the first summit of the Quartet took place. As part of the pandemic, it was held in a virtual format, and the first face-to-face Quad Summit was held in Washington in September last year. On May 24, the association’s second in-person summit was held in Tokyo.