19 Feb 2021

Third India-Australia-Japan-US Ministerial Meeting To Be Held Today

Third India-Australia-Japan-US Ministerial Meeting to be held today with participation of respective Foreign Ministers. 

They have exchange views on regional and global issues especially practical areas of cooperation towards maintaining free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific region as per reports coming in Ministry External Affairs.

External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar also participated in the 3rd India-Australia-Japan-USA Quad Ministerial Meeting today with his counterparts Foreign Minister Marise Payne.

Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi, and Secretary of State Antony Blinken was also present as Ministry External Affairs.

Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Marise Payne stated that we reiterated our commitment to deepen Quad cooperation on regional priorities ranging from response to COVID19.

She furthers adds that maritime security, infrastructure, supply chain resilience, counter-terrorism among others.

Discussed importance of deepening cooperation to address climate change. 

Reiterated serious concerns about military coup in Myanmar & affirmed our commitment to its democratic transition as per Australian Min for Foreign Affairs on 3rd India-Australia-Japan-USA Quad Ministerial Meeting.

Quad is a key pillar of Australia’s int'l agenda and complements our bilateral, regional and multilateral engagement, includes with ASEAN. 

Quad partners are strong supporters of ASEAN centrality within a region in which all countries are sovereign, independent and resilient according to Australian Govt

The dialogue will allow our nations to advance shared interest in secure and prosperous region. 

Quad’s positive agenda will enable us to progress cooperation across a range of areas, including to support the region recover from economic and health impacts of COVID as per Australian Government.

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