PM Modi visits Japan for Quad Leaders’ Summit

The Quad or Quadrilateral Security Dialogue comprised India, the U.S., Japan and Australia.

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Nation First News:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Japan on May 23 for a two-day visit to attend a Quad leaders’ summit aimed at further strengthening cooperation among member nations of the influential grouping and discussing developments in the Indo-Pacific region discuss.

The Quad Summit in Tokyo on May 24 will be also attended by US President Joe Biden, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Australian Prime Minister-elect Anthony Albanese.

The Quad or Quadrilateral Security Dialogue comprised India, the U.S., Japan and Australia.

The Tokyo summit is the fourth interaction of Quad Leaders since their first virtual meeting in March 2021, in-person Summit in Washington DC in September 2021 and virtual meeting in March 2022.

Modi visited Tokyo at the invitation of his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida and will hold separate bilateral meetings with President Biden, PM Kishida and PM Albanese on the sidelines of the summit.

Before this year in March 2022, Modi had hosted Japanese PM Kishida for the 14th India-Japan Annual Summit.

“During my visit to Tokyo, I look forward to continuing our conversation further, with an aim to strengthen the India-Japan Special Strategic and Global Partnership,”  PM Modi said ahead of his visit.

Modi said economic cooperation between India and Japan is an important aspect of their Special Strategic and Global Partnership. He also said that he is looking forward to a bilateral meeting with newly-elected Australian Prime Minister Albanese during which the multifaceted cooperation between the two countries under the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, and regional and global issues of mutual interest will be discussed.

PM Modi met NEC Corporation chairperson Dr Nobuhiro Endo, Uniqlo CEO Tadashi Yanai, Suzuki Motor Corporation Osamu Suzuki among others on day 1 of his Japan visit.

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