Tribune Information Service
New Delhi, September 29
The following assembly of international ministers of Quad nations — the US, India, Japan and Australia — will happen in Tokyo on October 6, Japanese International Minister Motegi Toshimitsu mentioned on Tuesday.
The Japanese minister may even maintain separate bilateral talks with the three international ministers — S Jaishankar, Mike Pompeo and Marise Payne.
This would be the second assembly of Quad international ministers. The earlier assembly was held in September final 12 months in New York.
The assembly comes towards the backdrop of China conducting army drills in all 4 seas in its neighborhood whereas being locked in a tense standoff with India alongside the LAC.
Toshimitsu mentioned there was excessive curiosity on this assembly because the 4 international ministers, with the identical purpose, would talk about the influence of Covid and the regional state of affairs. All of the 4 nations, he mentioned, have been transferring forward with the imaginative and prescient of a free and open Indo-Pacific and deliberate to additional deepen cooperation on its varied features.
The Quad meet’s broad agenda was mentioned by senior diplomats from the 4 nations on September 25. It included deepening sensible cooperation on high quality infrastructure, maritime safety, counter-terrorism, cyber safety and humanitarian help and catastrophe reduction.