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Highlights: Quad will establish peace and prosperity in the world, says PM

Quad Summit 2021 live updates: PM Modi along with his counterparts from Australia and Japan on Friday attended the first in-person summit of Quad leaders. Stay tuned for LIVE updates

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Quad Summit 2021 live updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with his counterparts from Australia and Japan on Friday attended the first in-person summit of Quad leaders hosted by US President Joe Biden and said that he firmly believed that the grouping of four democracies would act as a "force for global good" and ensure peace and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific as well as the entire world.

Earlier in the day, the US President Joe Biden said that the relationship between India and the US, the world's two largest democracies, is destined to be "stronger, closer and tighter, as he hosted Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House for the first bilateral meeting and discussed a wide range of priority issues, including combating Covid-19, climate change, trade and the Indo-Pacific.

Prime Minister Modi described bilateral summit with Biden as "important" as they're meeting at the start of the third decade of this century.
PM Modi on Thursday met US Vice-President Kamala Harris and Australian PM Morrison. He also held one-on-one meetings with the chief executives of Qualcomm, Adobe, First Solar, General Atomics and Blackstone and discussed a number of issues ranging from drones to 5G, semiconductor, and solar power. PM Modi encouraged them to step up their investments by highlighting the vast opportunities in India.

Stay tuned for LIVE updates on PM Modi's US visit and Quad Summit 2021

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Quad leaders pledge to work together for peace and prosperity in Indo- Pacific region

India, Australia, Japan and the US on Friday pledged to work together for ensuring peace and prosperity of the Indo-Pacific and the world, as top leaders of the Quad grouping announced a slew of new initiatives to take on common challenges, amidst muscle flexing by an assertive China in the strategic region.
 
In a way, Quad would play the role as Force for Global good, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in his short address and exuded confidence that this cooperation by the four democracies will ensure peace and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region and the world.
 
Modi was the first leader invited by host President Joe Biden to address the first in-person Quad gathering in the East Room of the White House. Biden, who earlier in the day had a more than an-hour long meeting with Modi, described the prime minister as My Friend.
 
Opening the summit, President Biden said the four democracies have come together to take on common challenges from Covid to climate. This group has democratic partners who share world views and have common vision for the future, he said.
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Quad will bring peace and prosperity to Indo-Pacific, world: PM Modi

Quad will bring peace and prosperity to the Indo-Pacific region and the world with its positive approach, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said at the start of the summit of its four leaders in Washington.
 
"On the basis of democratic values, Quad with positive ideas and a positive approach is determined to move forward," Modi said on Friday at the White House seated around a flower-bedecked island with the other leaders, President Joe Biden and Prime Ministers Yoshihide Suga of Japan and Scott Morrison of Australia.
 
"Whether it is supply chain, security, climate action, Covid response, or technology cooperation, I am happy to discuss them with our friends," he said speaking in Hindi.
 
"Our Quad is united as a force for good to work for the world," he said.
 
"I am confident that our Quad assistance in the Indo-Pacific and in the world will bring peace and prosperity," he added.
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Quad to act as a 'force for global good', ensure peace in Indo-Pacific: PM Modi

India, Australia, Japan and the US on Friday pledged to work together for ensuring peace and prosperity of the Indo-Pacific and the world, as top leaders of the Quad grouping announced a slew of new initiatives to take on common challenges, amidst muscle flexing by an assertive China in the strategic region.
 
In a way, Quad would play the role as “Force for Global good,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in his short address and exuded confidence that this cooperation by the four democracies will ensure peace and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region and the world. READ MORE...

Quad vaccine initiative will help people of Indo-Pacific nations: PM Modi
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Quad vaccine initiative to help Indo-Pacific nations, says PM Modi

Noting that Quad will work in the role of "force for global good", Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that that the Quad vaccine initiative will help Indo-Pacific nations as the world is battling with COVID-19. In his opening remarks at the Quad leaders meeting, Prime Minister said that the world is battling with COVID-19 and the Quad members again came together in the interest of humanity.
 
In March, the India-US-Japan-Australia Quadrilateral initiative, or Quad decided to build a first-of-its-kind joint vaccine supply chain to address the current and any future pandemic situations in the Indo-Pacific region.
 
Vaccines will be developed in the US, manufactured in India, financed by Japan and the US, and supported by Australia through logistics for the Indo-Pacific including island states.
 
"Our Quad vaccine initiative will help Indo-Pacific nations. Quad decided to go ahead with a positive approach on basis of our shared democratic values. I would be happy to discuss with my friends-be it supply chain, global security, climate action, COVID response or tech cooperation," PM Modi said at Quad Leaders' Summit.
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Modi-Biden bilateral meeting: Seeds sown for stronger friendship, says PM

The relationship between India and US, the two largest democracies in the world, is destined to be “stronger, closer and tighter,” US President Joe Biden said on Friday as he hosted Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House for the first bilateral meeting during which the two leaders discussed a wide range of priority issues, including combating Covid-19, climate change and economic cooperation.
 
Prime Minister Modi, who is visiting the US for the 7th time after assuming office in 2014, described Friday's bilateral summit with Biden as important as they're meeting at the start of the third decade of this century.
 
“Your leadership will certainly play an important role in how this decade is shaped. The seeds have been sown for an even stronger friendship between India and the US,” Prime Minister Modi told Biden.
 
Biden said the relationship between India and the US, largest democracies in the world, is "destined to be stronger, closer and tighter.” “We are watching a new chapter in India-US ties,” he added.
 
Modi said this decade will be shaped by talent and people-to-people linkages. “I am glad the Indian diaspora is making an active contribution towards the US’ progress.” He said that technology is becoming a driving force. 
 
“We have to utilise our talents to leverage technology for greater global good.” 
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Bipartisan group of US lawmakers welcome 1st in-person Quad summit

A bipartisan group of American lawmakers on Friday welcomed the first-ever in-person Quad summit hosted by US President Joe Biden.
 
At the invitation of President Biden, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his counterparts Scott Morrison from Australia and Yoshihide Suga from Japan gathered in the American capital for the first-ever in-person Quad summit at the White House.
 
Opening the summit, President Biden said the four democracies have come together to take on common challenges from Covid to climate.
 
The US lawmakers, in a joint statement, said that the Quad is taking critical steps to expand technological cooperation and military interoperability from the virtual heads of state summit, vaccine partnership, and supply chain resilience initiative earlier this spring to the successful exercise MALABAR last month.
 
As the Democratic and Republican co-chairs of the Congressional Caucuses for Japan, Australia and India, we welcome the first in-person Heads of State meeting of the Quad, convened by President Joseph R Biden and attended by Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide of Japan, Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia and Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India, they said.
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I look forward to strengthening the deep ties between India and US: Joe Biden

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I hope that we'll have a good and relevant Quad Summit: Japanese PM Yoshihide Suga

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Joe Biden announces 'Quad fellowship' at Leaders' Summit in Washington

Joe Biden announces 'Quad fellowship' at Leaders' Summit in Washington 
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I am sure Quad will be the force for global good: PM Narendra Modi at Quad summit

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Modi, Biden launch 'new chapter' in India-US ties to face tough challenges

"We're launching a new chapter in the history of US-Indian ties and taking on some of the toughest challenges we face together," President Joe Biden said on Friday as he and Prime Minister Narendra Modi began their summit in a fast-changing world throwing up problems and new issues at dizzying speeds.
 
After their meeting, Modi tweeted: "Had an outstanding meeting with @POTUS @JoeBiden. His leadership on critical global issues is commendable. We discussed how India and USA will further scale-up cooperation in different spheres and work together to overcome key challenges like COVID-19 and climate change."
 
Speaking before the formal start of their meeting, Modi told Biden: "I find that under your leadership, the seeds have been sown for the Indo-US relations to expand, and for all democratic countries in the world, this is going to be a transformative period. I can see that very clearly."
 
The shared democratic values of the two countries was a thread weaving them together.
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Happy to discuss all these issues with my Quad partners: PM Modi at the Quad summit

Be it supply chain, global security, climate action or Covid response, I will be happy to discuss all these issues with my Quad partners: PM Narendra Modi at the Quad leaders' meeting.
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Quad will move forward with collective democratic values, positive thinking and approach of 4 nations: PM Modi

The Quad will move forward with the collective democratic values, positive thinking and approach of the four countries: PM Narendra Modi at the Quad leaders' meeting.
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Our vaccine initiative will greatly help the Indo-Pacific countries: PM Modi at the Quad summit

The four Quad countries first came together for the relief of the Indo-Pacific region after the 2004 Tsunami. Today, we are together again as the world fights the pandemic. Our vaccine initiative will greatly help the Indo-Pacific countries: PM Narendra Modi at the Quad leaders' meeting.
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"The Quad- a force for global good," tweets the Prime Minister's Office

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First Published: Sep 24 2021 | 10:23 AM IST

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