The Quad countries will meet soon to end China’s growing dominance in the Indian Pacific region. The member countries of the Quad are America, India, Japan and Australia. According to the Japan Times news, preparations are being made to hold a meeting of the leaders of these countries.
Actually, US President Joe Biden is very keen on the quad. US National Security Advisor Jack Sullivan called the quad as a foundation for adequate US policy-making in the Indian Pacific. According to the source, the US has already submitted a proposal for an online meeting of the leaders of the member countries.
According to reports, in this virtual meeting, the quad member countries can discuss China’s aggression in the Indian Pacific region. During this proposed meeting, cooperation will be discussed to make the Indian Pacific region open and free, expressing concern over the increasing maritime threat from China to the region. There is also a possibility that China may be irritated by this meeting.
According to the Japan Times report, the first meeting of the foreign ministers of the Quad countries was held in New York in the year 2019. Subsequently, the foreign ministers of the member countries met in Tokyo last year amid the Kovid epidemic.
During a meeting held in October last year, the then US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lashed out at China for using economic power to dominate South Asian countries. He called the Chinese Communist Party and China a threat to Asia and agreed with Indian Foreign Minister S Jaishankar’s statement that we are committed to making the Indo-Pacific region free, open and inclusive.
What is a quad?
Quad means Quadrilateral Security Dialogue. This includes India, Japan, Australia and America. Its objective is peace establishment and balance of power in the Asia-Pacific region. Through this, efforts are being made to connect a vast network spread across the Pacific Ocean, USA and Australia with Japan and India. In 2007, the then Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe proposed the Quod, which was supported by India, US and Australia. However, it remained dormant for years thereafter. In the year 2017, once again the members of the Quad met and in the year 2019 they had a meeting of the Foreign Ministers.
Why is China irritated?
Actually, China believes that India, America, Australia and Japan are plotting against it. He believes that the Quad member countries want to increase their supremacy at sea around China and target it in the future. Beijing tells Quod the US conspiracy against him. In 2007 too, China had lodged a protest against this alliance of four countries and called it Anti-China Alliance.