Prime Minister Narendra Modi departed for Japan on Sunday, May 23. His Japan visit entails attending the Quad summit. It is the second Quad summit PM Modi would attend in person. Moreover, PM Modi’s visit is a two-day affair.
The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, the Quad summit, is a strategic safety discussion between India, Australia, Japan, and the United States of America. Further, PM Modi’s schedule is jam-packed with bilateral meetings with the leaders of different countries. During his visit to Japan, Modi will rendezvous with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and US President Joe Biden. In addition to this, he’ll meet the newly elected Prime Minister of Australia, Anthony Albanese.
Two months ago, PM Modi hosted PM Kishida in India. He looks forward to strengthening India-Japan Global Partnership during his visit. He’ll also meet the Japanese trade leaders and the Indian diaspora living in Japan. Arindam Bagchi, Spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs, calls the visit one ‘to further the force of global good.’
The Quad Summit’s main objective is enhancing cooperation among member nations and conferring developments in the Indo-Pacific region. However, the Quad Summit 2022 in Tokyo is the fourth discussion of the Quad leaders on such topics. The nations organised the first summit and third virtually in March 2021 and March 2022. However, the second Quad Summit was held offline in Washington DC in September 2021. In the current Quad Summit, the leaders will examine the improvement of several Quad enterprises.
When the PM reached Japan, he received a warm welcome from Japanese residents and Japan’s Indian community. Modi expressed his gratitude towards the Indian diaspora in Japan, pioneering in different fields, for the most wholehearted welcome.
In a leading newspaper, PM Narendra Modi has penned down a column. He writes, “India and Japan look forward to creating an open and inclusive Indo-Pacific region. We aim to connect it with unassailable oceans, integrated by trade and investment. We’ll also define them by sovereignty and territorial integrity, anchored in international law,” in the Japanese newspaper.