PM Modi To Address UNGA: Quad Meeting Roundup

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PM Modi UNGA Address Quad Meeting
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the 76th United Nations General Assembly at 6.30 PM IST. He has arrived in New York at the UN Headquarters for the event. 

American President Joe Biden has said that the Quad alliance comprises of democratic partners with a common vision of the future. He said: “This group meeting of democratic partners who share a world view and have a common vision for the future, coming together to take on key challenges of our age, from COVID to climate to emerging technologies. When we met six months ago, we made concrete commitments to advance our shared and positive agenda for a free and open Indo-Pacific. Today, I’m proud to say that we’re making excellent progress.”

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said during the meet: “Our four countries came together for the first time in 2004 to extend support to the Indo-Pacific region post the tsunami.” He said that today, as the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, our four countries have once again gathered to work in the interests of humanity.

India focused on global security, climate action, COVID relief measures and cooperation during the Quad meeting. PM Modi expressed the belief that India’s participation will establish peace and prosperity in the world.

Besides the above, Quad leaders also called on North Korea to participate in diplomatic dialogue regarding developing its nuclear capabilities. However, North Korea has categorically refused to limit or halt the development of its nuclear capabilities until international sanctions on it are revoked.

The leaders in the summit also discussed vaccine exports, and all the participant countries welcomes India’s moves to resume its vaccine exports. After the Quad meeting, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga told reporters that the participant countries have agreed on an annual high level meeting on vaccines, clean energy, and space cooperation. He also said that the Quad states have planned to make an Iceland state in the Indo-Pacific region to cooperate on economic and environmental issues.

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