India, US, Japan to participate in Quad Leaders' Summit

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India, US, Japan to participate in Quad Leaders' Summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that the second In-person Quad Leaders' Summit in Japan will allow leaders of four countries to review progress on the grouping's initiatives and exchange views on developments in the Indo-Pacific as well as global issues of mutual interest. In his departure statement ahead of his visit to Japan from May 23 -- 24, Modi said he will also hold a bilateral meeting with US President Joe Biden, where they will discuss further consolidation of the multi-faceted bilateral relations.

Modi said we will continue our dialogue on regional developments and contemporary global issues.

He said he will be visiting Tokyo on the invitation of his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida, and noted that he had hosted Kishida for the 14th India-Japan Annual Summit in March 2022.

Modi said that I look forward to continuing our conversation with an aim to strengthen the India-Japan Special Strategic and Global Partnership during my visit to Tokyo.

In Japan, Modi will also be invited to participate in the second in-person Quad Leaders' Summit, which will provide a chance for the leaders of the four Quad countries to review the progress of the Quad initiatives.

Modi said that they would also exchange views on developments in the Indo-Pacific region and global issues of mutual interest.

The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue comprises India, the US, Japan and Australia.

Modi said that the newly-elected Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese will be joining the Quad Leaders' Summit for the first time.

I look forward to a bilateral meeting with him during which the multifaceted cooperation between India and Australia under the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership and regional and global issues of mutual interest will be discussed, Modi said.