QUAD SUMMIT (Syllabus: GS Paper 2 – IR)

News-CRUX-10     4th November 2023        

Context: The next Quad summit may take place in India around January 27 with New Delhi looking at hosting US President Joe Biden, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, and his Australian counterpart Anthony Albanese for the in-person deliberations, as it was recently discussed in diplomatic circles.

Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (QUAD)

  • About: It is also known as the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue or simply the Quad, is a strategic forum.
  • Countries: United States, Japan, India, and Australia.
  • Aim: To promote regional security and economic cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region.
  • Origin of QUAD Concept: It was initially proposed by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in 2007. Nevertheless, the initiative faced obstacles as Australia withdrew from it, seemingly influenced by Chinese pressure, which hindered its progress.
  • Last Quad summit Held: Hiroshima

Objectives of QUAD

  • Combating the Covid-19 crisis especially vis-à-vis vaccine diplomacy
  • Addressing the risks of climate change
  • Creating an ecosystem for investment in the region and
  • Boosting technological innovation