India, U.S. call for rule of law in Myanmar
Why is it in news?
- The Quad group's Ministerial Meeting discussed key issues including Myanmar coup.
- The Ministers reiterated democratic values for the region.
- They also expressed commitment to “upholding rules-based international order” and “peaceful resolution of disputes”.
- S. highlighted the urgent need to restore the democratically elected government in Burma (Myanmar).
More about QUAD:
- The Quad first emerged as a cooperative response to the devastation of the 2004 tsunami, with the navies of India, Australia, Japan, and the US engaged in the coordinated delivery of humanitarian and disaster relief.
- The dialogue was first initiated by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in 2007.
- Quadrilateral Security Dialogue is a mechanism which enables dialogue between four major democracies within the Indo-Pacific region, Australia, Japan, India, and the US, on issues of regional security.
- Objective: To secure a rule based global order, liberal trade practices and establish and maintain the freedom of navigation in the Indo-Pacific region.