New YorkThe four-nation grouping ‘Quad’ signed the ‘Humanitarian Assistance Disaster Relief Guidelines’ at a meeting of their foreign ministers here on Friday. India has welcomed the move, calling it a decision taken at the ‘right time’. External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar said that this meeting has been held at the right time as the world is going through very difficult times.
“Given these difficult times, it is especially important that the Quad Groups move forward in the creative agenda that we have set for ourselves, that we work together to deliver public goods,” he said.
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“Especially what we are signing today is very necessary. I think today is also an opportunity for us to discuss strengthening the multilateral system.”
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the meeting was proof that the Quad is strong and is getting stronger. He said, “I think our countries are well aware that in the important challenges that we are facing and the opportunities that lie ahead of us, it is very important that we work together.” ” Quad is an organization of four countries which includes India, America, Australia and Japan.