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Quad members discuss Indo-Pacific region

Bangkok, Nov 4 With an aim to maintaining peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region, representatives from the Quad countries — India, Japan, Australia and the US met in Bangkok on Monday and discussed connectivity and cooperation in security matters.

Senior officials from Ministry of External Affairs of India, Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade of Australia, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and Department of State of the United States of America met in Bangkok for consultations on regional and global issues of common interest.

Proceeding from the strategic guidance of their Ministers, who met in New York City on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly recently, the officials exchanged views on ongoing and additional practical cooperation in the areas of connectivity and infrastructure development, and security matters, including counterterrorism, cyber and maritime security, with a view to promoting peace, security, stability, prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region.

The officials reaffirmed their commitment towards a free, open, prosperous and inclusive Indo-Pacific Region serves the long-term interests of all countries in the region and of the world at large. The officials also exchanged views on addressing common challenges of terrorism and proliferation linkages impacting the region as well as on enhancing connectivity.

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