- PM Narendra Modi opined for a common international travelling protocol that includes mutual recognition of the COVID-19 certificate
- Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla added that the proposal was “well-received” by all leaders of Quad nations
- PM Modi who is on a three-day visit to the US, chaired his maiden bilateral meeting with US President Joe Biden
At the Quad leaders’ meeting, Prime Minister Narendra Modi opined for a common international travelling protocol that includes mutual recognition of the COVID-19 certificate. Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla added that the proposal was “well-received” by all leaders of Quad nations.
At a special briefing, the foreign secretary informed, “PM Narendra Modi proposed a common international travelling protocol involving mutual recognition of the COVID-19 vaccination certificate. It was well-received by all Quad leaders.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a three-day visit to the US, chaired his maiden bilateral meeting with US President Joe Biden. PM Narendra Modi, US President Biden, Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Friday conducted Quad leaders meeting. The meeting was organised by the US leader.
While addressing the Quad leader Summit, Narendra Modi emphasized that the Quad vaccine initiative will support the Indo-Pacific nations as the world is struggling with the COVID-19. He added that the Quad members came together again in the interest of humanity.
In March 2021, the Quad planned to establish a first-of-its-kind joint vaccine supply chain to overcome the current and future pandemic situations in the Indo- Pacific regions. Furthermore, it is underlined that the vaccines will be developed in the US, manufactured in India, financed by Japan and the US, and supported by Australia through logistics for the Indo-Pacific including the Island states.
PM Modi continued, “I would be happy to discuss with my friends-be it supply chain, global security, climate action, COVID response or tech cooperation.” Expressing his gratitude to Joe Biden for the first in-person Quad meeting, he noted, “Four countries, for the first time, came together to help the Indo-Pacific region after the 2004 Tsunami.”