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PM Modi to participate in Quad Leaders' Summit in Tokyo on May 24 PM Modi
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PM Modi to participate in Quad Leaders' Summit in Tokyo on May 24

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 19 May 2022, 08:12 pm

New Delhi/IBNS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate in the third Quad Leaders’ Summit in Tokyo on 24 May along with US President Joe Biden and Australian counterpart Scott Morrison at the invitation of Japan PM Fumio Kishida.

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

The forthcoming Quad Summit provides an opportunity for the Leaders to exchange views about developments in the Indo-Pacific region and contemporary global issues of mutual interest.

The leaders will review the progress of Quad initiatives and working groups, identify new areas of cooperation and provide strategic guidance and a vision for future collaboration.

PM Modi will have a bilateral meeting with Fumio Kishida on May 24.

The meeting with Kishida will provide an opportunity for the two leaders to carry forward their conversations from the 14th India-Japan Annual Summit held in March 2022, when the Japanese PM visited India.

During the visit, PM Modi will participate in a business event with Japanese business leaders and also address and interact with the Indian community in Japan.

Modi will have a bilateral meeting with Joe Biden on May 24. The meeting will mark a continuation of their regular dialogue having interacted most recently in virtual mode on 11 April 2022.

The two leaders are expected to review the India-US Strategic Partnership and follow up on discussions held during PM’s bilateral meeting with President Biden in September 2021. They will also exchange views on regional and global developments of shared interest.

PM Modi is likely to have a bilateral meeting with his Australian counterpart, where elections are to be held on Saturday.

The two leaders are expected to review the India-Australia Comprehensive Strategic Partnership and exchange views on regional and global developments of mutual interest.

The last bilateral meeting between the two Prime Ministers was held virtually on March 21 followed by the signing of the India-Australia Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement (ECTA) on April 2.