Quad meeting takes place in Tokyo

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US President Joe Biden (2nd-L), Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida (2nd-R), Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (R) and Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese (L) announce the Quad Fellowship, a scholarship program that will bring together American, Japanese, Australian and Indian masters and doctoral students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to study in the United States, during the Quad Leaders Summit at Kantei in Tokyo on May 24, 2022. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / POOL / AFP)

Kathmandu, May 24. The Quad meeting was held in Tokyo on Tuesday. The Quad consists of four countries namely, Australia, India, Japan and United States.

This is the second in-person meeting of the Quad leaders. Further, they have announced investments of $50billion to develop infrastructures in the Indo-Pacific region. The deal is expected to counter China and its activities in the region.

Moreover, the alliance discussed upon climate change, COVID-19 and Russia’s invasion over Ukraine.

The leaders, US President Joe Biden, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Australia’s new leader Anthony Albanese in a joint statement said the Quad is committed to bring tangible benefits for the region. Additionally, the statement read that they oppose military and other unilateral actions in the region.

The leaders also announced a new maritime initiative, the Indo-Pacific Partnership for Maritime Domain Awareness (IPMDA). It will be used for surveillance purposes.


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