New Delhi, May 19 (Hindustan Times). Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be on a six-day visit to Japan, Papua New Guinea and Australia from today (Friday) to attend three major multilateral summits including the G-7 group and the Quad. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US President Joe Biden, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese will participate in the meeting of the leaders of the Quad group in Hiroshima, Japan. Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra gave this information.
Foreign Secretary Kwatra said that Prime Minister Modi will leave for Japan on the morning of May 19 and will visit the Japanese city of Hiroshima. There he will participate in the annual summit of the G-7, a group of developed economies of the world.
It is noteworthy that US President Biden has postponed his visit to Australia in order to focus on the serious economic crisis in the country. Because of this, the meeting of the leaders of the proposed Quad countries in Sydney has been cancelled.
On the question of the meeting of the Quad leaders in Hiroshima, the Foreign Secretary said, whenever the leaders of the Quad group meet, it is a meeting of the Quad. Kwatra said that discussions can be held on how to increase cooperation on economic issues, shipping, development, Indo-Pacific, etc. Only the venue of the Quad meeting has changed. The rest is as it is.
Biden said on Tuesday – I am cutting my travel time. I am canceling my visits to Australia and Papua New Guinea during this trip for conclusive talks with Congress leaders. I spoke to Prime Minister Albanese of Australia today and briefed him about the current situation. After this, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said on Wednesday that the leaders of Australia, America, India and Japan will now meet at the G7 summit in Hiroshima later this week. There will be discussions between the Quad leaders in Japan. Quad is an important body.
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