New Delhi, 14 September (H.S): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit the US on September 24 to attend the Quad Summit in Washington. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and US President Joseph R. Biden will also participate in the Summit.
The leaders of the four countries will review the progress made since the first summit of the Quad, held virtually on March 12 this year, and will discuss regional issues of common interest.
According to the Ministry of External Affairs, the summit will provide a valuable opportunity for interaction between the leaders. This will be based on their shared vision of ensuring a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific region.
As part of efforts to contain the COVID pandemic, they will also review the Quad Vaccine Initiative, which was announced in March this year. The leaders will also exchange views on contemporary global issues such as critical and emerging technologies, connectivity and infrastructure, cyber security, maritime security, humanitarian aid, disaster relief, climate change and education related issues.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to address the general discussion of the High-Level Section of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on 25 September. The theme of this year's general discussion is "Building resilience, sustainable reconstruction, understanding the planet's needs, respecting people's rights, and reinforcing the United Nations through hope for recovering from COVID-19".
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