Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi arrived in the Indian capital to attend the Quad Foreign Ministers’ Meeting today.
MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi in a tweet said the meeting would be an opportunity for the four foreign ministers – of India, US, Japan and Australia – to exchange views on recent developments in the Indo-Pacific and other regional issues.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong are already in the capital. They arrived earlier to attend the G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting.
Bagchi in a tweet said:
“A warm welcome to FM Yoshimasa Hayashi of Japan @MofaJapan_en
to New Delhi for the Quad Foreign Ministers Meeting being hosted by India today.
“An opportunity for Quad FMs to exchange views on recent developments in #IndoPacific & other regional issues.”
The meeting being hosted by External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will be an opportunity for the Ministers to continue their discussions held at their last meeting in New York in September 2022.
They will exchange views on recent developments in the Indo-Pacific region and regional issues of mutual interest, guided by their vision of a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific, a statement said.
The Ministers will also review progress made by the Quad in pursuit of its constructive agenda and implementation of initiatives aimed at addressing contemporary priorities of the region, the statement added.