Quad Summit 2021: United States President Joe Biden will host Quad summit on Sept 24; Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to attend. In the upcoming summit, the Quad leaders will focus on deepening the ties and advancing practical cooperation in areas such as combating the Coronavirus pandemic, addressing the climate crisis, and promoting a free and open Indo-Pacific.
As per the official statement by the White House, President Biden has been looking forward to welcoming PM Modi, Japan Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
The Quad members are the grouping of four nations- India, the US, Australia, and Japan. This will also be the first-ever in-person Quad meet. The virtual meeting of the leaders was held in March 2021.
Quad Summit 2021: What will be on agenda?
• The official statement noted that the Quad leaders will focus on deepening the ties and advancing the practical cooperation in areas such as combating the Coronavirus pandemic, partnering on emerging technologies and cyberspace, addressing the climate crisis, and promoting free and open Indo-Pacific.
• As part of their ongoing effort to contain the pandemic, the Quad leaders during the summit will review the Quad vaccine initiative which was announced in March 2021.
• They will also review the progress made since the first virtual summit of Quad in March 2021 and will discuss the regional issues of shared interest.
• During Quad Summit, the views will be exchanged on contemporary global issues such as connectivity and infrastructure, critical and emerging technologies, maritime security, cyber security, climate change, humanitarian assistance/disaster relief.
• The recent developments in Afghanistan and rising global terror threats are also expected to be part of the discussion for four leaders.