Quad Leaders to Meet in Hiroshima Amid Rising Tensions in Asia-Pacific
- Posted on May 19, 2023
- By Stiti pragnya padhy
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The upcoming meeting of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (QSD), Quad, popularly referred to as Quad, is scheduled to take place tomorrow in Hiroshima.
The participating nations, which are India, the United States, Japan, and Australia, are set to meet on Saturday for discussions and collaboration to promote ‘close economic and technological cooperation aimed at building global supply chains and capacity building across the board within' the Quad framework in Hiroshima, which will also be hosting the G7 summit. The member nations will be represented by their head of state, who is US President Joe Biden, Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Australian prime minister Anthony Albanese and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Post President Biden's decision to postpone his visit to Australia, Karine Jean-Pierre, the White House press secretary, released a statement mentioning the Quad leaders' agreement to meet to assess the Quad's progression.
She stated, “Along with sharing strategic assessments, the leaders will welcome new forms of Quad cooperation on secure digital technology, submarine cables, infrastructure capacity building, and maritime domain awareness.”
The Quad meeting was made possible due to the cancellation of the U.S. President's visit to Australia. “President Biden thanks Prime Minister Albanese, as well as the Prime Ministers of Japan and India, for their flexibility, and he looks forward to rescheduling his trip”, she added.
Additionally, President Biden is scheduled to have a meeting with Prime Minister
Modi during the G7 summit, providing an opportunity for both leaders to engage in discussions and strengthen bilateral relations between the United States and India. Both nations are looking forward to collaborating with Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates for announcing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) focused on promoting regional integration of the Middle East. This MoU will emphasize the development of road and rail infrastructure as an alternative to China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
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