Prime Minister Modi concludes visit to Japan; returns to Delhi after participating in the Quad Summit in Tokyo

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PM Modi arrives in New Delhi after attending Quad Summit in Tokyo

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  • PM Modi, together with the leaders of the Quad nations, participated in the fourth Leaders’ Interaction
  • The interaction saw criticism of Russian military action in Ukraine
  • During the summit, the leaders reiterated their commitment to a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived early Wednesday at Palam Air Base, Delhi, after attending the Quad Leaders’ Summit as part of his two-day tour of Japan.

The Tokyo summit was the Quad leaders’ fourth interaction since their first virtual meeting in March 2021, an in-person summit in Washington DC in September 2021 and a virtual meeting in March 2022.

During the Quad Summit, Prime Minister Modi stressed India’s consistent and principled position on the need to cease hostilities, resume dialogue and diplomacy.

Prime Minister Modi, along with leaders of the Quad nations, took part in the fourth Leaders’ Interaction, which saw criticism of Russian military action in Ukraine, Australia, Japan and the United States .

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 settlement of disputes.

They exchanged views on developments in the Indo-Pacific and the conflict in Europe.

On the sidelines of the Quad Summit, the Prime Minister held bilateral talks with US President Joe Biden and new Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on Tuesday. He will also have a bilateral meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.

On the first day of his visit to Japan on Monday, the Prime Minister had a series of engagements.

He participated in the launch event of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity and chaired a business roundtable in Tokyo.

He also interacted with members of the Indian community.

(With ANI entries)

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