Quad Leaders to Meet in Sydney: A Boost for Indo-Pacific Cooperation
The upcoming Quad Summit in Sydney is set to mark a significant milestone in the growing cooperation between the four democracies of the Indo-Pacific region. The Quad, comprising the United States, Japan, India, and Australia, has been seeking to promote a free and open Indo-Pacific, with a focus on maritime security, infrastructure development, and economic integration.
The third in-person Quad Summit, which will be held on May 24, will see the participation of US President Joe Biden, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese. The leaders are expected to discuss a range of issues related to regional security, economic development, and pandemic recovery.
Strengthening Partnerships with ASEAN and the Pacific Islands Forum:
One of the key themes of the Quad Summit is likely to be the group’s efforts to strengthen partnerships with regional organizations such as the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the Pacific Islands Forum. The Quad has sought to engage with these organizations in order to promote greater regional integration and cooperation.
ASEAN has been a key partner for the Quad in its efforts to promote a free and open Indo-Pacific. The group has emphasized the importance of upholding international law, promoting peace and stability, and promoting economic development in the region. The Quad has also worked to strengthen its ties with the Pacific Islands Forum, which has been a key platform for promoting regional cooperation and development.
Commitment to an Open, Stable, and Prosperous Indo-Pacific:
The Quad has made clear its commitment to promoting an open, stable, and prosperous Indo-Pacific region. The group has emphasized the importance of upholding the rules-based international order, promoting economic growth and development, and enhancing regional security.
At the same time, the Quad has sought to be inclusive and transparent in its efforts. The group has emphasized the importance of respecting sovereignty and ensuring that all countries in the region benefit from its initiatives. The Quad has also worked to engage with other regional powers such as China, in order to promote greater dialogue and cooperation.
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