US President Joe Biden has highlighted the positive potential of the Quad alliance of India, the United States, Japan, and Australia to change the world for the better in the next 20-30 years. Biden expressed this sentiment during a virtual Quad leaders’ summit between the four countries on March 12.
Biden described the Quad alliance as an “indispensable strategic partnership” and asserted that it was a “historic convergence of like-minded democracies” committed to working together to promote a free and open Indo-Pacific and uphold a rules-based international order. He praised the Quad nations for joining hands to defeat the Covid-19 pandemic and supporting the global vaccine rollout.
The President urged the four countries to strengthen collaboration to create a similar momentum in other global challenges like climate change, economic deployment, and technological innovation. He exhorted the alliance to “recommit to our collective mission and realize its vision for an open, sustainable world in the next 20 to 30 years.”
The leaders of the Quad alliance discussed the potential for collaboration in the Indo-Pacific region on different issues such as climate change, cyber security, public health, and economic security. The joint statement released at the end of the summit noted the growing momentum in developing innovative measures jointly to tackle global challenges.