Quad Group Meet 2020

Published on September 27, 2020
Current Context: The senior's officials from foreign ministries virtually attended the Quad Group of countries meet.
Quad Group Meet 2020
  • The meet was held during the 74th session of the United Nations high-level week.
  • The Quad Group meeting was the part of having periodic consultation and discussion of Indo-Pacific Region.
  • Quad Group is the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (QSD) which is the formation of the United States, Australia, Japan and India.
  • In the Quad Group Meet of 2020, the senior officials of foreign ministries from this Quad countries discussed the current and proposed practical cooperation in the areas of infrastructure development, counter-terrorism, cybersecurity and maritime security. 
  • They discussed the role and importance of digital connectivity, secure networks for establishing 5G services.
  • Michael Pompeo, Foreign Secretary of the US, discussed his work of promoting clean telcos in order to stop China’s 5G giant Huawei technologies from establishing shop networks in other countries. 
  • He also mentioned that the United States has selected a list of companies which will work to offer security in various areas like cyber, maritime etc from the Chinese government.
  • The senior officials from foreign ministries assured to support the ASEAN centrality in the Indo-Pacific Region. They will work cooperatively to promote the leadership of ASEAN in farming the architecture of Indo-Pacific Region.
  • They assured to cooperate to work together in the Mekong sub-region, South China Sea in order to support international law and to have regional stability. They also assured to attain quick recovery efforts during the post-pandemic period. 

Question: 

Q.1 Which country/countries along with India participated in Quad Group meet 2020? 
a. USA
b. Japan
c. Australia
d. All of the above

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