India, Japan, Australia and the US to meet soon for a meeting of the Quad
Quad was upgraded to the level of Foreign Ministers when the US hosted the other members for a meeting
While China’s aggression in the area has become a matter of concern for the countries, India, Japan, the US and Australia are likely to hold meetings on the “destabilizing actions” of China not just along the Indo-China borders but also in the Indo-Pacific region.
In the meantime, according to a report by Deccan Herald, S Jaishankar and Michael Pompeo have already had a conversation about the tyrannical behavior along the LAC, the South China Sea and the East China Sea. Other than the issues regarding China, they also had a discussion about the ways to combat COVID19.
Following the discussion, Jaishankar tweeted, “A wide-ranging conversation yesterday night with @SecPompeo. Reviewed our bilateral cooperation including working of relevant mechanisms. Shared assessments on regional and global issues including South Asia, Afghanistan, Indo-Pacific & (and) beyond;”
The “Quad” was launched by India, the US, Japan and Australia in 2007, which dissolved very soon. It was re-launched in 2017, to create an alliance of democratic nations for fighting against China’s developments in the Indo-Pacific area, the report said.
Diplomats from all the four member nations of the Quad have had several discussions over the period of time after Quad was relaunched. It was upgraded to the level of Foreign Ministers when the US hosted the other members for the meeting of the Quad.