The White House has announced the 1st ever in-person QUAD Summit to be hosted by President Joe Biden on September 24, 2021, in Washington D.C. The POTUS will be the host to Indian Prime minister Narendra Modi, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, and Japanese President Yoshihide Suga.
Prime Minister Modi is set to attend the summit at the White House later this month, two years after his previous visit to the US. The PM along with the other members will be deliberating on COVID cooperation, climate change, and issues in the Indo-pacific region. The meet is being hosted among the growing concerns related to China’s territorial and military expansion across the Indo-pacific and the heads of states are also expected to reevaluate their progress since the first summit in March 2021.
“They will also exchange views on contemporary global issues such as critical and emerging technologies, connectivity and infrastructure, cyber security, maritime security, humanitarian assistance/disaster relief, climate change, and education. The Summit would provide a valuable opportunity for dialogue and interactions among the Leaders, anchored in their shared vision of ensuring a free, open, and inclusive Indo-Pacific region,” the official statement said.
The Ministry of External Affairs also quoted that the PM will be a part of a high-level segment of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly on September 25th, 2021. The theme of the UNGA this year is ‘Building resilience through hope to recover from COVID-19, rebuild sustainability, respond to the needs of the planet, respect the right of the people and revitalize the United Nations.’