Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Joe Biden can hold a virtual meeting in the near future (PM Modi-Joe Biden Virtual Meet). Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison made remarks on Friday about a meeting between the countries of the ‘Quad’ group. US, India in this group. Japan and Australia come.
If this meeting takes place, PM Modi will meet Joe Biden for the first time after assuming his presidency. When Joe Biden won the post of the next US President in November, 2020, PM Modi spoke to him on the phone.
The Australian prime minister announced on Friday that the heads of state of the four countries will be present in this meeting and will discuss their strategies to fight against the influence of China. However, there has been no comment from the Prime Minister’s Office on this yet.
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According to Bloomberg’s report, Scott Morrison said that ‘this will be the first such meeting. I have already had bilateral talks with Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and Prime Minister of Japan Yoshihide Suga. And obviously we want to discuss this further and meet face to face. Morrison did not provide any information on when this meeting would take place.
The ‘Quad’ or Quadrilateral Security Dialogue is an informal strategic forum of which these four countries are members. This group was revived in 2017 to counter China. This grouping is important for the four countries because the four countries have faced some form of conflict with China in the last few years.
At the same time, if we talk about PM Modi and President Biden, their first conversation was on the phone on 8 February. Biden was sworn in as president on January 20. Both leaders expressed their commitment to cooperate closely on issues such as climate change, terrorism and freedom of navigation. They also discussed cooperation to promote a ‘free and open Indo-Pacific’ through the Quad.