Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during Japan-India summit meeting. Photograph:( AFP )
The Quad group announced plans to invest $50 billion in regional infrastructure projects and to take up maritime monitoring initiative.
Quad members US, Japan, India and Australia in a joint statement denounced the use of terrorist proxies and emphasised the "importance of denying any logistical, financial or military support to terrorist groups which could be used to launch or plan terror attacks, including cross-border attacks."
"We reiterate our condemnation of terrorist attacks, including 26/11 Mumbai and Pathankot attacks," the joint statement said.
The group said it remains focused on "harnessing critical and emerging technologies to enhance the prosperity and security of the region.
"We'll advance interoperability and security through the signature of a new MOC on 5G supplier diversification and open RAN," it said.
"We underscored unequivocally that the centerpiece of the international order is international law, including the UN Charter, respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity of all states," the statment said.
The Quad is committed to cooperation with partners in the region who share the vision of a free and open Indo-Pacific. Individually and collectively, we will further strengthen our cooperation with Pacific island countries, to enhance their economic well being," it added.
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The statement also added that the group is committed to "denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula" and is "deeply concerned" about the crisis in Myanmar.
In the 5G technology sphere, the Quad joint statement said it welcomes Prague Proposals on Telecommunications Supplier Diversity while emphasising "interoperability and security".
"In an increasingly digital world with sophisticated cyber threats we recognize an urgent need to take a collective approach to enhancing cybersecurity," the statement said.
(With inputs from Agencies)
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