The Quad leaders are set to discuss laying a long-term strategic groundwork to further solidify cooperation in the Indo-Pacific. Leaders from India, the United States, Australia and Japan are among the Quad leaders.
The leaders of India, the United States, Australia and Japan are expected to show that the group is a “force for global good” and has a unifying commitment to a rules-based international order amidst China’s increasing threats.
PM Narendra Modi is expected to discuss India’s outlook and vision for the Indo-Pacific and ways to boost cooperation in multiple areas, including ensuring resilient supply chains, at the summit. Ahead of his trip to Tokyo, Mr Modi said that the summit will give an opportunity to review the progress of the Quad initiative and discuss the developments in the free and open Indo-Pacific region, along with global issues of mutual interest.
The leaders are also looking forward to resolving and expanding cooperation in the areas of emerging technologies, clean energy, connectivity, supply chain security, digital trade, and infrastructure.
The summit is held at a time when China and the member countries of the Quad have experienced a tense relationship in recent years, with Beijing increasingly challenging democracy and resorting to coercive trade practices.