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
- 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