The Quad meeting is expected to be held early on Friday with the participatory foreign ministers from four countries: India, Australia, the US, and Japan. The conference will allow the ministers to carry on the conversations they started at their previous gathering in September 2022 in New York, according to a statement from the external affairs ministry.
According to the announcement, “they will exchange views on recent developments in the Indo-Pacific region and regional issues of mutual interest, guided by their vision of a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific”. It also stated that “the ministers will also evaluate the Quad’s progress in “pursuit of its constructive agenda and implementation of initiatives aimed at addressing current issues of the area”.
The Quad Meeting will give the foreign ministers a chance to assess the group’s actions in the Indo-Pacific region in important fields like maritime security, health, infrastructure projects, and connectivity. They’ll also probably talk about China’s aggressive policies in the region, as well as the conditions in the South China Sea and Taiwan Strait.
In addition to their early-morning Friday meeting, the Quad foreign ministers are likely to speak on a panel at the Raisina Dialogue, the top geopolitical and economic forum hosted by the external affairs ministry, according to sources.