US wants more cooperation among Quad
A week after the meeting of the “Quad” foreign ministers in Tokyo, US Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun was in India for a three day visit. He underscored “enhanced cooperation” among members of a so called “Quad” group of countries to create resilient supply chains and increase maritime security in the Indo-Pacific.
Biegun “emphasized the work of the Quad toward a region protected and made prosperous in equal measure by strong and peaceful nations in the Indo-Pacific. Deputy Secretary Biegun also underscored enhanced cooperation among the Quad to create resilient supply chains, promote transparency, and increase maritime security, topics most recently discussed in the October 6 meeting of (Quad) Foreign Ministers attended by Secretary of State Pompeo,” according to a statement from the US.
The two nations are working on other issues like regional security, economic cooperation, and coordinated efforts to address the challenges of the covid-19 pandemic.