Washington, DC Representative Gregory W. Meeks, Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement on today’s historic Quad Leaders’ Summit convened by President Biden with his counterparts from Australia, India, and Japan. 

“I commend the Biden-Harris Administration for reinvigorating United States leadership globally by strengthening relations with key United States allies and partners and bolstering our multilateral diplomatic engagement. The prioritization of the Quad as a critical diplomatic arrangement in the Indo-Pacific is central to 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. From increasing cooperation on infrastructure, joint efforts at addressing global 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 take concrete steps to leverage the Quad framework to deliver for the American people and demonstrate how democracies can deliver for people around the world.”