"From Covid-19 threat to the climate crisis, range of global issues to be discussed at Quad summit: White House"

10th Mar,2021

"From Covid-19 threat to the climate crisis, range of global issues to be discussed at Quad summit: White House"


The White House said on Tuesday that the maiden Quad summit that includes leaders of Australia, Japan India, and United States will discuss all the global issues ranging from Covid -19, economic crises, and climate change.
The Quad gathering was established in 2007 to display what democracies can deliver together for their populations and to the global populations.
"That President Biden has made this one of his earliest multilateral engagements speaks to the importance we place on close cooperation with our allies and partners in the Indo-Pacific," White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters at her daily news conference.
"A range of issues, course, we expect to be discussed, I should say, facing the global community from the threat of Covid to economic cooperation and, of course, to the climate crisis," she said.
Ned Price, The State Department spokesperson said that the quad summit will display its ability to pool capabilities and will talk about the urgent challenges they face.
"Now, at the same time, I would just note that the Quad is not about any single challenge. It's not about any single competitor. This is an entity forged and formed because we share common interests... maritime security is, of course, an important one, but our shared interests go well beyond that. And I think you will see reflected in the agenda the breadth of those shared interests in the aftermath of the Quad meeting," he said in response to a question.
"Now, at the same time, I would just note that the Quad is not about any single challenge. It's not about any single competitor. This is an entity forged and formed because we share common interests... maritime security is, of course, an important one, but our shared interests go well beyond that. And I think you will see reflected in the agenda the breadth of those shared interests in the aftermath of the Quad meeting," he said in response to a question.
"We see ourselves as a Pacific nation. We see ourselves as engaged in this region. We want to deepen that engagement, and this is an important forum with important partners with whom we share a good deal of interest, so it was important for us to demonstrate that early on," he said.
Ned price avoided answering the question on South Korea joining the Quad Summit.