First Quad Leaders’ virtual Meet
The first Quad Leaders Summit held virtually on 12 March, 2021.
Speaking at the first Quad Leaders’ Virtual Summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said:
“Quad countries are united by democratic values and commitment to a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific. The Quad countries will work together, closer than ever before, for advancing shared values and promoting a secure, stable and prosperous Indo-Pacific”.
The leaders discussed regional and global issues and exchanged views on areas of co-operation towards maintaining a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific region.
The Summit provided an opportunity to exchange views on emerging and critical technologies, maritime security and climate change.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of Australia Scot Morrison, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiden Suga and US President Joseph R Biden participated in the first Leaders’ Summit of the Quad.
US President Joseph R Biden stressed that the Indo-Pacific region should be governed as per international law, committed to universal values and free from coercion.
The leaders also explored all opportunities for ensuring safe, equitable and affordable vaccines against the pandemic in the Indo-Pacific region.
“We will join forces to expand safe, affordable and effective vaccine production and equitable access to speed economic recovery and benefit global health”, a joint statement was issued after the Summit.