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Quad Meet Live Updates: PM Modi, Biden Discuss Ways To Strengthen Ties In Defence, Technology

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and leaders of the United States, Japan and Australia attended the second in-person meeting of Quad leaders today.

PM Narendra Modi and US President Joe Biden held talks on bilateral, regional & global issues, in Tokyo, today. (Photo: ANI)

New Delhi: With a firm eye on the Indo-Pacific region, the meeting of Quadrilateral Dialogue (QUAD) kicked off in Tokyo on Tuesday to review the progress made by the four-member countries. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and leaders of the United States, Japan and Australia attended the second in-person meeting of Quad leaders today.

Here are the top developments:

PM Modi and US President Joe Biden held talks on discussed ways to strengthen cooperation in trade, investment, technology, defence between India and US, says MEA

Australian PM Albanese offered to host next year’s (Quad) Summit in Australia: Japanese PM Fumio Kishida in Tokyo:

Quad Fellowship for graduate in STEM degrees launched at Leaders Summit in Tokyo: Japanese PM Fumio Kishida, PM Modi, US President Joe Biden and Australian PM Anthony Albanese open application for Quad Fellowship.

It’ll sponsor 100 US, Australian, Indian and Japanese students to study in US each year for graduate degrees in science, tech, engineering and math (STEM) fields.

– Watch: PM Modi’s address at Quad summit

– Australian PM commits to cut carbon emissions by 43 per cent by 2030: The newly-elected Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese sought to push the climate change agenda by committing to reduce carbon emissions in the country by 43 per cent by 2030 with an aim for net-zero emissions by 2050.

Speaking at the Quadrilateral meeting, Albanese said, “We will act in recognition that climate change is the main economic and security challenge for the island nations of the Pacific. My government will set a new target to reduce emissions by 43 per cent by 2030 to put us on track for net-zero emissions by 2050.” 

– The US will be a strong, steady and enduring partner in Indo-Pacific, Says Joe Biden: The US will be a strong, steady and enduring partner in Indo-Pacific. We are Indo-Pacific powers. As long as Russia continues the war, we are going to be partners and lead a global response. We stay together for the shared values and vision we have, said US President Joe Biden.

– Russian invasion of Ukraine challenges UN’s principles, states Japanese PM Fumio Kishida: The Russian invasion of Ukraine squarely challenges the principles which are enshrined in the UN Charter, said Japanese PM Fumio Kishida at Quad Leaders’ Summit in Tokyo.

– Listen to voices of Asean, South Asia, Indo-Pacific, Says Japanese PM Kishida at Quad Summit: While stating that the Russian invasion of Ukraine has “fundamentally shaken ruled-based international order”, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in his opening remarks at the Quad summit on Tuesday called upon the international community to listen to the voices of the Asean, South Asian and Indo-Pacific countries.

– Despite Covid, Quad nations worked together and promoted stability, Says PM Modi: “Despite Covid, mutually worked on vaccine delivery, climate action, disaster response, supply chain resilience, and mutual financial support. This is cementing peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region,” said PM Modi.

– Quad made an important place in a short span and ensured peace in Indo-Pacific, says PM Modi: Highlighting that the Quad’s scope has become extensive despite Covid-19 challenges, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the mutual trust, and determination of the member countries including the US, Australia and Japan is giving new energy and enthusiasm to democratic powers.

In his opening remarks before the Quad Leaders Summit, PM Modi said, “Quad has made an important place for itself before the world in such a short span of time. Today, Quad’s scope has become extensive, its form effective. Our mutual trust, and our determination is giving new energy and enthusiasm to democratic powers.”

– PM Modi congratulates Australian counterpart Anthony Albanese: “I congratulate Australian PM Anthony Albanese and extend my best wishes for winning the elections. Your presence amongst us 24 hours after taking the oath reflects the strength of Quad friendship and your commitment towards it,” said PM Modi at Quad Leaders’ Summit in Tokyo.

– Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US President Joe Biden, Australian PM Anthony Albanese and Japanese PM Fumio Kishida assemble for Quad Leaders’ Summit in Tokyo.

– Watch: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives for Quad Leaders’ Summit in Tokyo.

– Prime Minister Narendra Modi received by Japanese PM Fumio Kishida at the venue of the Quad Leaders’ Summit in Tokyo.

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