Quad Dialogue : 3rd Ministerial Meeting Over Inclusive Indo-Pacific

3rd Ministerial Meeting Over Inclusive Indo-Pacific:

The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) will hold its 3rd ministerial meeting on February 18, 2021.

Highlights:

  • The meeting will be held to exchange their views on global and regional issues.
  • It will focus on the practical areas of cooperation in order to maintain an open, free, and inclusive Indo-Pacific region.
  • The 3rd ministerial meeting of the Quad members namely, India-Australia-Japan-US will involve the participation of their foreign ministers.
  • They all will be presenting different agendas during the meeting.
  • This meeting is the continuation of the views that were exchanged in the 2nd QUAD meeting of October 6, 2020, that was held in Tokyo.
  • The first meeting of Quad was organized in the year 2019 in New York.
  • The Foreign Ministers of Australia, India, the USA, and Japan will exchange their views on the global and regional issues during the meeting.
  • They will also discuss the ongoing efforts of combating the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • The ministers will also be discussing and addressing global climate change and other issues of mutual interest.
  • It is expected that the initiative would put an end to the growing economic influence of China.
  • The cooperation with Japan and other allies will help in countering the Chinese development assistance and its domination in the region including the Indo-Pacific.

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