Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 20 May said that India will be happy to host the Quad Summit in 2024. He said this in the presence of US President Joe Biden, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, and Japan Prime Minister Fumio Kishida during this year’s Quad Summit in Hiroshima, Japan.
Prime Minister Modi also emphasised that the “Quad will continue to make efforts towards global good, the welfare of the people, prosperity, and peace.”
At the summit, US President Joe Biden said that the Quad grouping has the potential to change the dynamics of the world. Japan Prime Minister Fumio Kishida vowed to engage in practical cooperation with other groupings/countries of South Asia and the Pacific Islands. Australia Prime Minister Anthony Albanese affirmed standing together for an open, stable, secure, and prosperous Indo-Pacific region.
Originally scheduled in Australia, this year’s Quad Summit was conducted in Japan as US President Joe Biden had to postpone his trip to Australia due to ongoing debt limit talks in Washington. Japan is hosting the G7 summit and all the leaders of the group are currently visiting the country. Although India is not a member of G7, PM Modi is also travelling to Japan for the G7 and Quad Summit on a personal invite of Prime Minister of Japan Fumio Kishida.