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Quad Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

On March 3, 2023, the Quad Foreign Ministers’ Meeting was held in New Delhi to discuss various issues related to regional security and cooperation.

  • The Quad discussed the commitment of India, Australia, Japan, and the United States to support a free and open Indo-Pacific region.
  • The meeting reaffirmed the principles of freedom, rule of law, sovereignty, territorial integrity, and peaceful dispute settlement, freedom of navigation and over flight.
  • The meeting also opposed any unilateral attempt to change the status quo.
  • The Quad seeks to support the region through practical cooperation on contemporary challenges, including: health security, climate change, critical and emerging technologies, infrastructure, and connectivity.
  • The Quad ministers committed to supporting Pacific Island countries and strengthening the ASEAN-led architecture through: Cooperation with the Indian Ocean Rim Association, and emphasizing upon the rules-based international order, including the UN Charter.
  • The ministers also stressed the importance of respect for sovereignty consistent with international law.
  • The importance of peace and security in the maritime domain and countering terrorism and violent extremism in all its forms and manifestations.
  • Strengthening the ASEAN-led Architecture. The Importance of Rules-based International Order, Including the UN Charter
  • Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism in All Forms and Manifestations.