Quad Countries’ Foreign Minister meet held in Tokyo, Japan. All four Quad countries the United States, Japan, India and Australia to hold bilateral discussions over “Free and Open Indo-Pacific” (FOIP) initiative amid coronavirus pandemic. This is the second Quad FM meeting. The first was held in 2019.
The Quad FM meeting was represented by External Affairs Minister of India S Jaishankar, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne, and Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi. They discussed the post-COVID-19 international order and the need for a coordinated response to the various challenges emerging from the pandemic.
About Quadrilateral Security Dialogue:
- Quad or Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (QSD), is an Inter-governmental security forum between the United States, Japan, Australia and India.
- The ministers discussed regional issues and collectively affirmed the importance of maintaining a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific.