New York, Sep 17 (PTI) The ambassadors of the Quad countries – Australia, India, Japan and the US – met here to focus on global pandemics, climate change and rules-based international leaders ahead of a summit of leaders of the four countries hosted by US President Joe Biden next week. Underlined the importance of reiterating the commitment of the system. India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations TS Tirumurti, US Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas Greenfield, Japanese Permanent Representative to the United Nations Kimihiro Ishikane and Australia’s Ambassador to the United Nations Mitch Fifield met on Thursday. United Nations General Assembly (UNGA)
India’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations tweeted on Thursday, “Today the UN Ambassadors of the Quad (Australia, India, Japan and the US) met in New York to discuss cooperation and issues of common interest.”
“Ahead of the start of UNGA76, the ambassadors of the Quad countries underscored the importance of reiterating our commitment to tackling the global pandemic, climate change, and a rules-based international order,” it said.
The meeting took place ahead of the Quad leaders’ summit hosted by President Biden on September 24 in Washington DC. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Biden, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga will participate in this conference.