Team Ambitiousbaba are here with a Current Affairs Special Series. In this series, candidates will be introduced to current affairs topics daily, which will not only improve their general awareness but also will ensure that the candidates do not lack in any current affairs topic. Today’s Current Affairs topic is “I2U2 Summit”
US President Joe Biden is going to host a first virtual summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Israel Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and UAE President Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan during his visit to West Asia from July 13 to 16.
The first virtual summit of the newly formed I2U2 group will be held virtually next month. To re-vitalize and re-energize the relations among India, USA, UAE, and Israel, all these countries are scheduled a meeting virtually next month.
The first virtual summit will take place during the US president’s visit to the Middle East region from 13 to July 16, 2022.
Discussion points in I2U2 summit:
The discussion areas will be covered in the summit is infrastructure, technology, maritime security, trade. Even these four countries are aiming to attend the summit for using each other’s strengths in a better way. With this group, India’s influence in the Middle East will grew more than ever and its strategic interests will be more secure.
About group of I2U2:
The announcement about this new group was made by the USA.
In this I2U2 group USA, Israel, India and UAE will be member countries. Israel and UAE are countries in Central Asia.
Group name: I2 is used for India and Israel and U2 for US and UAE.
The newly shaped this group has not suddenly come before world. It was existed with the different name which has been changed. In October 2021, the discussion about to form the new group as the ‘West Asia Quad’ was happened. But group was not officially recognized as the West Asia Quad.
Motive behind I2U2 group:
The main purpose behind forming I2U2 group is to create more strong relationship among member countries and come together to discuss food security, maritime, and other areas of cooperation.
USA actively seems forward to this unique engagement with three nations and hope on these countries towards technological hub with great potential for development.
India as a biggest market:
India has a larger consumer market, and it is also a massive producer of high-tech and highly sought-after goods as well. India has a number of areas where group can work together, whether its technology, trade, climate, COVID-19, and potentially even security as well.
Food Security A Global Concern:
In report of State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World for 2020, it was pointed out that approximately 14% of India’s total population is undernourished. The Food Security and Nutrition Assistance of the US showed data that about 5.1 million households in the country own low food security levels.
Thus new group put jointly efforts to become significant for tackling and reducing the consequences of food security and safety.
Questions & Answer:
Q1. Name the countries which are included in newly formed group of ‘I2U2’?
Ans. USA, Israel, India and UAE
Q2. When the first virtual summit of the newly formed I2U2 group will be held?
Ans. 13-16 July 2022
Q3. What was the previous name of newly formed group I2U2?
Ans. West Asia Quad