Quad summit in Tokyo,
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By ANI special correspondent

TOKYO: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday highlighted India’s consistent and principled position on the need for cessation of hostilities, resumption of dialogue and diplomacy, at the second in-person Quad Leaders’ Summit in Tokyo.
PM Modi, along with leaders of the Quad nations took part in the fourth interaction of the leaders, which saw criticism of Russian military action in Ukraine, from Australia, Japan and the United States. India on several bilateral and multiracial forums has said that it stands for the diplomacy path amid the Ukraine conflict that has led to heavy casualties on both sides and largescale humanitarian crisis in Europe.

Tokyo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi with U.S. President Joe Biden and Australia’s Prime Minister Anthony Albanese at Quad Summit, in Tokyo on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)


During the summit, the leaders reiterated their shared commitment to a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific and the importance of upholding the principles of sovereignty, territorial integrity and peaceful resolution of disputes.
They exchanged perspectives on developments in the Indo-Pacific and the conflict in Europe.
According to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), the leaders reiterated their desire to combat terrorism, denounced the use of terrorist proxies and emphasized the importance of denying any logistical, financial, or military support to terrorist groups which could be used to launch or plan terror attacks, including cross-border attacks.
Reviewing Quad’s ongoing efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, the leaders welcomed the enhanced manufacturing capacity of the Biological-E facility in India and called for the expeditious grant of EUL approval by the WHO so that delivery of vaccines can commence.

Tokyo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi meeting the Prime Minister of Japan Fumio Kishida, in Tokyo on Tuesday, (ANI Photo/PIB Twitter)

“The leaders welcomed the gift of 525,000 doses of Made in India vaccines by India to Thailand and Cambodia in April 2022 under the Quad Vaccine Partnership. They will continue to pursue a holistic approach to pandemic management by addressing last-mile delivery and distribution challenges, augmenting regional health security through cooperation in genomic surveillance and clinical trials, and bolstering global health security architecture,” the MEA said in a statement.

Tokyo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi meeting the Prime Minister of Japan Fumio Kishida, in Tokyo on Tuesday, (ANI Photo/PIB Twitter)


The Prime Minister called for an expedited WTO waiver under TRIPS for the manufacture of COVID vaccines, medicines and therapeutics and the need for to enhance pediatric vaccine supplies, the MEA added.
A Quad Climate Change Action and Mitigation Package (Q-CHAMP) was announced to strengthen efforts towards green shipping, clean energy including green hydrogen and climate and disaster-resilient infrastructure. Prime Minister reiterated the importance of assisting countries in the region with their COP26 commitments through mobilization of climate finance and technology transfer.

Tokyo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Australia’s Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and US President Joe Biden at the Quad Summit, in Tokyo on Tuesday. (ANI Photo/PMO Twitter)

As part of ongoing work related to critical and emerging technologies, Quad’s Common Statement of Principles on Critical Technology Supply Chains was launched.
The four countries will coordinate capacity building programmes for the Indo-Pacific region to bolster critical cyber security infrastructure of the region.
The Prime Minister called for greater Quad collaboration to build trusted global supply chains and spoke of the national framework being adopted in India to create a semiconductor ecosystem in India.
A Quad Partnership on Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) for the Indo-Pacific was announced by the Leaders to enable more effective and timely responses to disasters in the region.

Tokyo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Joe Biden hold a talk on bilateral, regional and global matters, in Tokyo on Tuesday. (ANI Photo/Arindam Bagchi twitter)

“The leaders agreed to provide countries in the region resources on earth observation data through a Quad satellite data portal to help track climate events, disaster preparedness and sustainable use of marine resources. India will play a proactive role in this effort given its longstanding capabilities in using space-based data and technologies for inclusive development,” the MEA said.
Quad leaders welcomed a new Indo-Pacific Maritime Domain Awareness Initiative, to help countries bolster their capacities to respond to HADR incidents and combat illegal fishing. The leaders reaffirmed their unwavering support for ASEAN’s unity and centrality and look forward to strengthening cooperation with partners in the region.

Tokyo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses at the Quad Leaders Summit, in Tokyo on Tuesday. (ANI Photo/PIB)

The Prime Minister emphasized the importance of delivering on Quad’s positive and constructive agenda and show tangible benefits for the region. The leaders agreed to continue their dialogue and consultations and look forward to the next Summit hosted by Australia in 2023.

PM Modi proposes ‘Japan Week’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday invited greater participation by Japanese companies in India and proposed celebrating Japan’s contribution to India’s development journey in the form of a ‘Japan Week’.
The Prime Minister, who chaired a roundtable with Japanese business leaders, noted that despite the slowdown in global FDI, India has attracted record FDI of USD 84 billion in the previous financial year and termed “it as a vote of confidence in India’s economic potential”. Top executives and CEOs of 34 Japanese companies participated in the event. The majority of these companies have investments and operations in India.

TOKYO: PM Narendra Modi meeting with members of Indian diaspora in Tokyo.


The companies represented diverse sectors including automobiles, electronics, semiconductors, steel, technology, trading and banking and finance.
Key business bodies and organizations from India and Japan such as Keidanren, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), Japan-India Business Consultative Committee(JIBCC) and Invest India also participated in the event.
Stressing that India and Japan are natural partners, Prime Minister lauded the business community as brand ambassadors of the immense potential of India-Japan ties.
He said during the visit of Prime Minister Kishida to India in March 2022, both countries had set an ambitious target of investment of Japanese Yen 5 trillion over the next five years.
PM Modi highlighted recent developments in economic ties, such as India-Japan Industrial Competitiveness Partnership (IJICP) and Clean Energy Partnership, among others. He talked about initiatives such National Infrastructure Pipeline (NIP), Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme, and semiconductor policy and highlighted the robust startup ecosystem of India.

TOKYO: PM Narendra Modi meeting with members of Indian diaspora in Tokyo.

Top executives from Honda Motor Co. Ltd, Nissan Motor Corporation, Toyota Motor Corporation, Yamaha Motor Corporation, Suzuki Motor Corporation, Mizuho Bank Ltd. Nomura Securities Co. Ltd. Dream Incubator Inc., Dream Incubator Inc and Mitsubishi Corporation were among those who attended the meeting.

PM Modi’s busy days in Tokyo

Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended a productive Quad Leaders’ Summit in Tokyo and having forged stronger partnerships with Australia, Japan, and the U.S.
“Leaving Japan after a fruitful visit in which I attended various bilateral and multilateral programmes. Glad to see the Quad emerge as a vibrant forum to further global good. Also had excellent bilateral meetings with all the Quad leaders,” PM Modi tweeted ahead of his departure from Tokyo airport after concluding his two-day visit to Japan. The Prime Minister, during the bilateral talks with Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida, said that he had an excellent discussion with the business leaders of Japan and interacted with the vibrant Indian community in Japan.
“I had excellent discussions with the business leaders of Japan, and an engaging interaction with the vibrant Indian community in Japan. I thank the Government and the people of Japan for the warm hospitality,” he said in a Tweet.
“Had an excellent meeting with PM@kishida230. This meeting gave us the opportunity to review the full range of relations between India and Japan. Our cooperation is rapidly rising and this augurs well for the people of our nations,” he added.
Earlier today, PM Modi participated in the second in-person Quad Leaders’ Summit along with leaders of other Japan, the US and Australia.
During the summit, leaders reiterated their shared commitment to a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific and the importance of upholding the principles of sovereignty, territorial integrity and peaceful resolution of disputes.
PM Modi on Monday invited greater participation by Japanese companies in India and proposed celebrating Japan’s contribution to India’s development journey in the form of a “Japan Week”.
The Prime Minister, who chaired a roundtable with Japanese business leaders, noted that despite the slowdown in global FDI, India has attracted record FDI of USD 84 billion in the previous financial year and termed “it as a vote of confidence in India’s economic potential”.
Top executives and CEOs of 34 Japanese companies participated in the event. The majority of these companies have investments and operations in India.
The companies represented diverse sectors including automobiles, electronics, semiconductors, steel, technology, trading and banking and finance. (ANI)