Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday evening left for Japan for a two day visit to attend second in-person Quad summit. The summit is a security dialogue between India, Japan, United States ans Australia.
During his visit, PM Modi is set to meet Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, new Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and US President Joe Biden.
“This evening, I will be leaving for Japan to take part in the second in-person Quad Summit. The Quad leaders will once again have the opportunity to discuss the various Quad initiatives and other issues of mutual interest,” said PM Modi in a tweet on Sunday evening.
He further said. “Just 2 months ago, in March, I had the honour of hosting [Japan] PM Kishida in India. I am confident this visit will enhance the India-Japan Special Strategic and Global Partnership. I will also be interacting with Japanese business leaders and the Indian community there.”
According to the spokesperson of Ministry of External Affairs Arindam Bagchi, the visit aims “to further the force for global good”.
The main aim of PM Modi’s visit is attending Quad summit which will focus on strengthening cooperation between the member countries and also on discussion over developments in Indo-Pacific region.
The leaders from all the four countries will review the progress of initiatives taken by the summit.
“We will also exchange views about developments in the Indo-Pacific region and global issues of mutual interest,” said PM Modi before leaving for Japan.
Discussion over the security issues of Indo-Pacific region will be part of the summit agenda. All member countries share interests over maintaining peace and stability in Taiwan Strait. While, US administration led by Mr Biden is stick on sending a message of deterrence regarding Taiwan.
Meanwhile, Indian Ambassador to Japan Sanjay Kumar Verma said, “Quad has a positive, constructive agenda so we don’t target a country or region for that. What we look forward to is that peace and stability in Indo-Pacific region should be adhered to.”
“We want to see that international laws are followed and that no country takes the route of coercive economic policy. So all these are in the basket but the prime motive of Quad meetings is to see peaceful, stable and prosperous Indo-Pacific,” he also said.
On day one of the visit, PM Modi will take part in the launching event of Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) by US President Biden. However, Taiwan will stay out of it.