KBC 14: Along with Narendra Modi and the Presidents of UAE and USA, the PM of which country participated in the I2U2 Leaders Virtual Summit?
The first Leaders’ Summit of I2U2 held virtually on 14 July 2022. The I2U2 Grouping was conceptualized during the meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the four countries held on 18 October 2021. Each country also has Sherpa- level interactions regularly to discuss the possible areas of cooperation.
What does I2U2 stand for?
I2U2 stands for India, Israel, the UAE, and the US, and was also referred to as the ‘West Asian Quad’ by Ahmed Albanna, Ambassador of the UAE to India. Back in October 2021, a meeting of the foreign ministers of the four countries had taken place when External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar was visiting Israel. At that time, the grouping was called the ‘International Forum for Economic Cooperation’.