BLUFDifferences between India and the other members of Quad – Australia, Japan and the US on the Ukraine conflict are unlikely to hinder growing military and economic cooperation.
This article by Rezaul H Laskar in Hindustan Times makes the following points concerning the May 2022 Quad meeting:
- Expected focus on post-Covid recovery, building health security, climate action, sustainable infrastructure and resilient supply chains.
- Aims to deliver on the vision of a free, open and inclusive region.
- A constructive agenda that enables peace, prosperity and stability in the Indo-Pacific region.
- Creating a decarbonised green shipping network, using clean hydrogen and improved climate monitoring proposed.
- Infrastructure coordination is to support sustainable and demand-driven infrastructure using sustainable debt.
- Cooperation on critical and emerging technologies, semiconductor supply chain diversification, and cyber security.
- Last mile delivery, health security, genomic surveillance, clinical trials and pandemic preparedness.
- Japanese – Indian increased economic cooperation.
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References from the Web:
- MAY 2022 The Quad Looks West-Foreign Policy
- MAY 2022 New Foreign Minister Penny Wong to visit Fiji after returning from Quad meeting- ABC News
- MAY 2022 ‘Anti-China’: The Quad launches maritime surveillance plan- ALJAZEERA