Team Adda247 and BankersAadda are here with a Current Affairs Special Series for SBI and IBPS interview 2021. In this series, candidates will be introduced to current affairs topics on daily basis, which will not only improve their general awareness but also will ensure that the candidates do not lack if any current affairs topic is asked in the interview. Today’s Current Affairs Topic is the QUAD Foreign Minister’s meeting.
Quad Foreign Minister meeting on freedom of navigation in Indo-Pacific region
Foreign Ministers of Quad countries – India, Japan, Australia, and the US, the meeting was held. Dr.S.Jaishankar external affairs minister represented India at the meeting. Foreign ministers discussed the necessity to promote freedom of navigation in the Indo-Pacific region.
They put emphasis on the importance of their commitment to upholding international orders,
underpinned by respect for territorial integrity and sovereignty, rule of law, freedom of navigation, transparency in the international seas, and peaceful resolution of disputes. The Indo- Pacific concept had gathered growing international support, including in Europe. External affairs minister, Dr.S.Jaishankar drew special attention to their shared attributes as political democracies, markets, economies, and pluralistic societies. It is very important for the international community that the direction of changes should remain positive and beneficial to all.
The upholding rule of Law in Myanmar and the democratic transition was reiterated by India.
All other three countries were recognized and appreciated India’s efforts in providing vaccines to 74 countries in the world.
QUAD Foreign ministers:
Australia: Marise Ann Payne
US: Antony J. Blinken
Japan: Taro Kono