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Fourth Quad Ministerial meeting

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  • February 12, 2022
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Fourth Quad Ministerial meeting

Part of: Prelims and GS-II International Relations 

Context: Fourth Quad Ministerial meeting was held recently in Melbourne, Australia.

Key takeaways from the meeting

  • The Foreign Ministers of Australia, India, Japan and the U.S. said the Quad was already cooperating on sharing intelligence on threats in the Indo-Pacific region.
  • They called for justice for the 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai (2008) and the Pathankot airbase attack (2016) for the first time since the group was formed.
  • They resolved to speed up delivery of more than a billion COVID-19 vaccines to be manufactured in India.
  • Efforts to ensure maritime security in the region will be enhanced. 
  • They also reaffirmed a commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific

QUAD

  • Full form: Quadrilateral Security Dialogue 
  • Countries: USA, Japan, Australia and India 
  • Aims: The main aim is to enable a regional security architecture for the maintenance of a rules- based order. 
  • It seeks to contain a ‘rising China’ and work against its predatory trade and economic policies.

News Source: TH

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