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Quad Summit Updates: PM Modi Departs for Delhi from Tokyo After 'Fruitful' Visit

Quad Summit Updates: In his opening remarks at the summit, PM Modi said the Quad has gained a significant place at the world stage in a short span of time

News18.com | May 24, 2022, 23:55 IST

Quad Summit Updates: The mutual trust and determination among the Quad member countries is giving new energy to democratic forces and encouraging a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday at the second in-person summit of the four-nation grouping. The prime minister said Quad is moving ahead with a constructive agenda for the Indo-Pacific which will further strengthen its image as a Read More

May 24, 2022 19:47 IST

Quad Summit: Highlights from Japan

May 24, 2022 19:29 IST

PM Modi Gifts India's Art, Culture to His Counterparts from Quad Nations

From Sanjhi art and box with handcarved Rogan painting to Pattamadai silk mats and Gond art painting, Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave a glimpse of India’s rich heritage and culture as he presented gifts to his counterparts and dignitaries from the four Quad nations. Read More

May 24, 2022 19:02 IST

PM Modi Departs from Japan After 'Fruitful' Visit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had left Japan after a “fruitful” visit in which he attended various bilateral and multilateral programmes. “Glad to see the Quad emerge as a vibrant forum to further global good. Also had excellent bilateral meetings with all the Quad leaders,” he tweeted.

May 24, 2022 16:29 IST

Modi Reconnects with Suga, Abe, Mori as the 3 Former Japanese PMs Call on Him in Tokyo

In Tokyo to attend the Quad summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday met three former Japanese premiers — Yoshihide Suga, Shinzo Abe and Yoshiro Mori — when they called on him. Read More

May 24, 2022 16:26 IST

Jaishankar Meets US & Japanese Counterparts in Tokyo

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar today met his US and Japanese counterparts on the sidelines of the Quad summit here and discussed regional and global issues. Jaishankar, who is here as part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s delegation, met US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and held talks with him on a number of important issues, including the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

May 24, 2022 16:15 IST

Quad Unequivocally Condemns Terrorism

The leaders of India, Australia, Japan, and the United States today unequivocally condemned terrorism and violent extremism in all its forms and manifestations and reiterated their condemnation of terrorist attacks, including the 26/11 Mumbai and Pathankot attacks perpetrated by Pakistan-based terror groups. In a Quad Joint Leaders’ Statement issued after the second in-person meeting of the Quad leaders here, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US President Joe Biden, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, and Australia’s newly-elected Prime Minister Anthony Albanese reiterated that there can be no justification for acts of terror on any grounds whatsoever.

May 24, 2022 15:54 IST

India, 12 Other Indo-Pacific Nations Pledge to Promote Free & Fair Trade

India along with other Indo-Pacific nations including the US, Japan and Australia, on Tuesday committed to a free and fair trade with a view to promoting investments and achieving sustainable economic growth. The Indo-Pacific nations also agreed to identify additional areas of cooperation based on consultations among partners to further shared interests, a joint statement said. The joint statement was issued after the launch the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF) on Monday. “We, the India, Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, United States and Vietnam of the Indo-Pacific region, acknowledge the richness and the diversity of our vibrant regional economy. “We share a commitment to a free, open, fair, inclusive, interconnected, resilient, secure, and prosperous Indo-Pacific region that has the potential to achieve sustainable and inclusive economic growth,” it said. The member nations also acknowledged that the economic policy interests in the region are intertwined, and deepening economic engagement among partners is crucial for continued growth, peace, and prosperity.

May 24, 2022 15:48 IST

PM Modi Holds 'Fruitful' Discussions With New Australian Counterpart Albanese

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today held fruitful discussions with Australia’s newly-elected Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and discussed ways to add even greater momentum across key sectors of their robust bilateral strategic ties. Modi and Albanese met on the sidelines of the Quad Summit in Tokyo, a day after the center-left Labor Party leader was sworn-in as the Australian prime minister. “India’s Comprehensive Strategic Partnership with Australia is robust and benefits not only the people of our nations but also the world,” Modi tweeted after his maiden meeting with his new Australian counterpart.

May 24, 2022 15:39 IST

Quad Pledges to Strengthen Global Health Architecture and Get Ahead of Virus

The Quad leaders have committed to getting ahead of the virus by strengthening the global health architecture, including by enhancing finance and bolstering ongoing science and technology cooperation. On March 21 last year, the Quad countries announced ‘the Quad vaccine partnership’ at the first summit of the four-nation grouping. The Quad countries have led and will continue to lead global efforts for Covid-19 response, with a view to building better health security and strengthening health systems, according to a joint statement issued by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US President Joe Biden, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Australia’s newly-elected Prime Minister Anthony Albanese. “We commit to adapt our collective approaches to get ahead of the virus with a focus on preparing for new variants, and getting vaccines, tests, treatments, and other medical products to those at highest risk,” it said. To date, the Quad partners have collectively pledged approximately USD 5.2 billion to the COVAX AMC, approximately 40 per cent of the total contributions from government donors, it said.

May 24, 2022 15:09 IST

Quad Recognises Urgent Need to Address Climate Change; Launches Q-CHAMP'

Recognising the urgent need to address climate change, Quad leaders here on Tuesday launched the “Quad Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Package (Q-CHAMP) with “mitigation and “adaptation as its two themes. The announcement on the launch of Q-CHAMP came at the end of the second in-person Quad summit attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US President Joe Biden, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and his Australian counterpart Anthony Albanese. A joint statement by the four leaders said that they have decided to individually and collectively further strengthen their cooperation to mitigate and adapt to the impacts of climate change, which poses especially serious challenges for the Indo-Pacific region. Recognising the urgent need to address climate change as emphasised in the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports, we will steadfastly implement the Paris Agreement and deliver on the outcomes of COP26, according to the joint statement.

May 24, 2022 14:45 IST

PM Modi Called on by Former PMs of Japan Yoshihide Suga, Shinzo Abe, and Yoshiro Mori

May 24, 2022 14:23 IST

PM Modi Appreciates Former Japan PM Yoshihide Suga For His 'Ganesh Group' of MPs

Prime Minister Narendra Modi appreciated former Japan PM Yoshihide Suga for his ‘Ganesh’ group of MPs. Former Japan PM Yoshihide Suga belongs to a group of MPs called the ‘Ganesh group’. PM Modi appreciated Suga for this. PM Modi also invited the Ganesh group of MPs to visit India and visit the festivities during Ganeshotsav this year.

May 24, 2022 13:56 IST

Japan's Former PM Yoshihide Suga Meets PM Narendra Modi in Tokyo

Japan's Former PM Yoshihide Suga Meets PM Narendra Modi in Tokyo

May 24, 2022 13:54 IST

Pic of PM Modi in 'Front' with Quad Leaders Takes Social Media By Storm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and leaders of the United States, Japan and Australia have gathered in Tokyo for the second in-person meeting of Quad leaders and a photo of PM Modi in the front with other leaders with him walking down the stairs has taken social media by storm. In the picture, that is being widely circulated on social media and has been named the #pictureoftheday by users, Prime Minister Narendra Modi can be seen walking down the stairs with his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida with US President Joe Biden and Australia’s Anthony Albanese behind them.

May 24, 2022 13:33 IST

Quad Leaders Praise India's Handling of Covid-19 'in Democratic Manner'

In reportedly unscripted remarks at a closed-door meeting of Quad leaders in Tokyo, US President Joe Biden on Tuesday praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s handling of the Covid-19 situation in India “successfully in a democratic manner”. Senior officials told News18.com that Biden contrasted India’s success with China’s failure in handling the pandemic despite the neighbouring countries being of comparable sizes. “He (Biden) added that PM Modi’s success has shown the world that democracies can deliver, and busted the myth that autocracies like China and Russia can handle the rapidly changing world better because their leadership can take and implement decisions without going through lengthy democratic processes,” an official said. READ MORE

May 24, 2022 13:32 IST

Our Relationship with India is Very Important One, Great Honour to Meet with PM Modi: Australian PM

May 24, 2022 13:24 IST

PM Modi Holds Bilateral Talks with Australian Counterpart Anthony Albanese

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday met Australia’s newly-elected Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on the sidelines of the Quad Summit here and discussed issues of mutual interests. The two leaders are in Japan for the second in-person Quad leaders’ summit. Earlier, the two leaders attended the Quad summit along with US President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida. At the Quad summit, Modi complimented Albanese saying his presence at the summit after 24 hours of taking the oath showed his commitment to Quad.

May 24, 2022 13:01 IST

India-US Relations a 'Partnership of Trust': PM Modi in Meeting with Biden

The strategic relationship between India and the US is truly a “partnership of trust” and the friendship will continue to be a “force for good” for global peace and stability, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said during a bilateral meeting with US President Joe Biden here on Tuesday. “Our shared values, and our common interests in many areas, including security, have strengthened the bonds of this trust. Our people-to-people relations and close economic relations also make our partnership unique,” Modi said in his remarks during the meeting with Biden on the sidelines of the Quad summit in Tokyo. The prime minister said the trade and investment ties between the two sides are also expanding continuously, although it is still well below their potential. “I am sure that the India-USA Investment Incentive Agreement between us will see concrete progress in the direction of investment. We are increasing our bilateral cooperation in the field of technology, and also strengthening mutual coordination on global issues,” Modi said.

May 24, 2022 12:56 IST

WATCH | PM Modi and Australian PM Anthony Albanese Hold Bilateral Meet in Tokyo

May 24, 2022 12:31 IST

Committed to Making US-India Partnership Among Closest on Earth: Prez Biden Tells PM Modi in Japan

US President Joe Biden on Tuesday told Prime Minister Narendra Modi that he is committed to making America’s partnership with India among the closest on earth, saying there is so much that the two countries can and will do together. The two leaders are in Japan for the second Quad leaders’ in-person summit. President Biden, during a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Modi after the Quad summit, praised India’s Covid vaccination efforts. Biden said he was pleased that the two countries have reached an agreement for the US Development Finance Corporation to continue this important work in India, supporting vaccine production, clean energy initiatives. I am glad that we are renewing the Indo-US Vaccine Action Programme, he said. There is so much that our countries can and will do together. I am committed to make the US-India partnership among the closest we have on earth,” Biden said.

“force for good”. Modi made the remarks in presence of US President Joe Biden, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, and newly elected Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese. In his opening remarks at the summit, Prime Minister Modi said the Quad has gained a significant place on the world stage in a short span of time.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and leaders of the United States, Japan and Australia on Tuesday attended the second in-person meeting of Quad leaders here during which they are expected to exchange views about developments in the Indo-Pacific region and global issues of mutual interest. The Quad or Quadrilateral Security Dialogue comprises India, the US, Japan and Australia. Besides Modi, the Quad summit is being attended by US President Joe Biden, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Australia’s newly-elected Prime Minister Anthony Albanese. In a statement, before he left for Japan on Sunday, Modi had said the summit will provide an opportunity for the leaders to review the progress of the Quad initiatives and exchange views about developments in the Indo-Pacific region and global issues of mutual interest.

The meeting is set to focus on various initiatives launched by the four-nation grouping- US, India, Japan and Australia and discuss developments in the Indo-Pacific region. Besides Modi, the Quad summit in Tokyo on May 24 will be attended by US President Joe Biden, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Australian prime minister-elect Anthony Albanese.

Earlier on Monday, PM Modi interacted with children outside the hotel in Tokyo. He also saw the drawing of a young girl and signed an autograph for her during his interaction with the children.

He then interacted with a boy who was waiting for him with a drawing of the tricolour. Prime Minister Modi asked him from where he learnt Hindi and praised him for his fluency in the language. Japan’s Indian community has made pioneering contributions in different fields. They have also remained connected with their roots in India. I thank the Indian diaspora in Japan for the warm welcome, Prime Minister Modi said on Twitter after his interaction with the community.

Modi, who is visiting Tokyo at the invitation of his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida, will hold separate bilateral meetings with Biden, Kishida and Albanese on the sidelines of the summit. He had hosted Kishida for the 14th India-Japan Annual Summit in March 2022.

“During my visit to Tokyo, I look forward to continuing our conversation further, with an aim to strengthen the India-Japan Special Strategic and Global Partnership,” Modi said ahead of his visit. He said economic cooperation between India and Japan is an important aspect of their Special Strategic and Global Partnership.

Modi also said that he is looking forward to a bilateral meeting with newly-elected Australian Prime Minister Albanese during which the multifaceted cooperation between the two countries under the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, and regional and global issues of mutual interest will be discussed. Noting that Japan is home to nearly 40,000 members of the Indian diaspora, who are an important anchor in India’s relations with Japan, Modi said he looks forward to interacting with them.

(with inputs from agencies)

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