U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs

09/24/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/24/2021 21:20

Chair Meeks Issues Statement on Quad Leaders’ Summit

Washington, DC -Representative Gregory W. Meeks, Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement on today's historicQuad Leaders' Summitconvened by President Biden with his counterparts fromAustralia, India, and Japan.

"I commend the Biden-Harris Administration for reinvigorating United States leadership globally by strengthening relations with key United States alliesand partnersand bolstering our multilateral diplomatic engagement. The prioritization of the Quad as a criticaldiplomatic arrangement in the Indo-Pacific is centralto these efforts.

"The Quad framework demonstrates the strength and transformative benefit of like-minded democracies working together to deliver for their people, tackle the world's most urgent challenges, and counter shared threats.Fromincreasing cooperationon infrastructure, joint efforts at addressingglobal pandemics,or working on our most pressing global challenges related to technology, I am happy to see our Quad partners come together to embrace new areas of cooperation.

"I commend President Biden's efforts to takeconcrete steps to leverage the Quad framework to deliver for the American people and demonstrate how democracies can deliver for people around the world."