India-US Forum 2020 – US calls for expansion of QUAD, to ensure free and open Indo-Pacific. The top diplomats of United States at the recent India-US forum have called for the expansion of QUAD grouping also known as The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue. United States officials announced countries and groupings should come together and join hands to protect and ensure a free and open Indo-Pacific ocean region.
- This Expansion will be helpfulto ensure freedom of seas and security of the seas in accordance with the United Nations Conventions on Law of Sea.
- The statement was made by US Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun at the India-US forum in New Delhi.
- The Quad is a partnership driven by shared interests, not binding obligations, and is not intended to be an exclusive grouping.
- US side highlighted that the Quad grouping have potential to deepen and strengthen the cooperation with the ASEAN bloc in Southeast Asia.
- US side further announced that, Quad nations can also work with ASEAN countries in areas of governance, transparent data sharing and environmental protection.
- United States
What is Quad?
The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (QSD, also known as the Quad) is an informal strategic forum between the United States, Japan, Australia and India that is maintained by semi-regular summits, information exchanges and military drills between member countries.
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